Influence of learning environment on academic performance in public primary schools. a case of kianjiru zone, Mbeere district

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Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
This study determined the influence of learning environment on academic performance of learners in public primary school a case of Kianjiru Zone Mbeere District in Kenya. It in addition checked the effect of learning materials, effort made by teachers and the role of government on academic performance of learners. The study adopted a descriptive study design. The data was collected using primary data, interviews schedule for parents and two set of questionnaires were employed to collect data from his head teachers and teachers from five out of 20 schools in the zone. A total of 20 respondents from the 5 sample schools formed the sample size. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency tables and pie charts. The major findings indicated that teaching resources influences learners’ participation and academic performance. It was also found that motivation of both the teachers and learners affects the performance in the teaching and learning process. Parents’ contribution and participation in learning process influences learners’ academic performance. In addition there is substantial provision of teaching and learning resources, provision of policy framework and monitoring of standards by the government of Kenya. This study noted that there is need to provide more resources to enhance concept development in learners in addition to motivating them. Parents need to be more sensitized on the need to participate in learning process of their children. There is also need to motivate teachers so that they become more efficient and productive. In addition teachers should be more encouraged on the use of teaching resources/ materials in every lesson.
A research report submitted to the institute of open and distance learning (iodl)in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the a ward of the degree of bachelor of education of Kampala international university
Education, Learning environment, Academic performance, Public primary schools, Mbeere district