To predict the causes of poor performance of Mathematics in Secondary Schools in Bugahya County in Hoima District

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2007-12
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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract
There is so far evidence to predict the causes of poor performance mounted in different subjects at different levels in secondary schools in different pmis of Uganda. However no documentary evidences has been seen to explain in the courses of poor performances of mathematics at 'O' level in Bugahya county in <:;f_ud, e..cf Hoima District. The· independable variables A were head-teachers, mathematics teachers and students of 'O' level (Sl-S4) and these three groups were studied in details since they could be manipulated. The study took place in Bugahya county in Hoima in the few selected secondary schools like Bwikya Secondary Schools, St. Thomas More Pan African Secondary School and Standard and the study was by use of questionnaires. In the course of study, it was found that poor performance of mathematics was much attributed by the administration, than the student and finally the mathematics teachers. To alleviate the problem of poor performance of mathematics there is a need for head teachers, J2rcv;de teaching materials / carry supervision, teachers carry appropriate methods of teaching and student behave well and avoid absenteeism.
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A research report submitted in partial fulfillment for the requirement for the Award of Bachelor's Degree in Education of Kampala International University.
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Mathematics subject, Poor Performance, Causes, Secondary Schools, Hoima District
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