Causes of Poor Performance in Science in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Examinations in Narok North District.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
The purpose of this study was to determine the causes of poor performance in Science in Central Division, Narok North District. The specific objectives of the study were to determine if discipline affects the Pupils' academic performance in Science in the selected schools of Central Division, to determine if teacher qualities affect the Pupils' academic performance in the selected schools of Central Division; and to determine if school facilities affect the Pupils' academic performance in the selected schools of Central Division. The methods used for data collection was questionnaires and interview guides to Pupils, teachers and head teachers of the schools involved in the study. In chapter four, the findings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions. While linking to the existing literature, results included demographic characteristics, frequency and percentages. Based on the findings it was observed that teacher qualities, discipline of Pupils; and school facilities have a direct impact on the Pupils' academic performance in Science. In chapter five, development of solutions to the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations that the Government should provide more teaching learning facilities in schools to make the learning environment more attractive to Pupils and teachers among other recommendations.
A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Education of Kampala International University.
Science Subjects, Poor Performance, Primary Education Examinations, Causes, Narok North District.