The impact of poverty on the academic performance of Standard eight children in Mary Ango Sub-Zone, Bamba Zone, Ganze Division, Kilfi District-Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The pmpose of the study was to examine the impact of poverty on academic performance of learners. The objective was to establish the relationship between poverty and learners academic perfmmance. The researcher used cross-sectional survey design to analyze a large sample. Both quantitative and qualitative were used. A simple random sampling design was used to select from 5 school .A totals of 40 respondents is expected to be obtained. Data was collected using a questionnaire guide which was more appropriate in getting data amongst the respondents. The finding indicated that majority of the leamers are affected with poverty which affects their academic performance. the finding also revealed that pove1iy has impacted on learners attitude towards studying and commitment hence poor performance. The researcher recommended the selected schools to help the leamers with basic needs in order to improve their academic performance.
A research report submitted to the institute of open and Distance learning in partial fulfillment of the award of Bachelor of Education of Kampala International University.
Poverty, Academic performance, Standard eight children, Kenya