The impact of Co-Curricular activities on primary school children's academic performance in Tororo District: a case study of Rubongi Sub-County

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Kampala International University; College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The Topic of the study is "The impact of co-curricular activities on primary school children• s academic performance in Tororo District." The objectives of the study were to establi sh the main effects of participating in extra-curricular activities in Rubongi Sub-County, assess the level of participation of children in co-curricular activities in Rubongi Sub-County and to ascertain the importance of co-curricular activities in children's academic performance in Rubongi Sub-County. In order to establish the gaps in as far as the study was concerned, the literature was reviewed following the objectives of the study, and the research design used in the study was explorative and descriptive in nature. The population of the study was selected through purposive sampling which was derived to be 60 respondents. The research instruments used in data collection were interviews, questionnaire, documentary and analysis. The collected data was manually processed using Ms-Words and Excel computer packages. The background information bio data were all used as a foundation in determining results. The major effects of participating in extracurricular activities were exposure and professionalism. The level of participation of children in extracurricular activities was empowerment, culture and academic concentration. The major importance of participation in extra-curricular activities in academic performance of children were that the learners were motivated and for physical fitness. Through the discussions held the study concluded that extracurricular activities were part and parcel of academic work that should not be ignored. Among the recommendation made towards the stud: it was that the broad perspective of extracurricular activities should be emphasized. Among others.
A research report submitted in the College of Education Open and Distance Learning and In-Service in partial fulfillment for the requirement of the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education of Kampala International University
Co-Curricular activities, Primary school, Children's academic performance, Tororo District, Uganda