Effects of HIV/AIDS on the academic performance of pupils in Kabare Zone, Kirinyaga District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The impact of HIV/AIDS in any population are manifold and complex. The health and social consequences of the scourge cause global concern, as they affect not only the individual who is infected, but also his/her family and friends as well as the wider community and society. Recent research statistics has shown that the prevalence of HTV/AIDS in Kenya is expanding rapidly to the distraction of the society. Kenyans cannot afford to complacent about it, thus their arise an immediate need to conduct an investigation on the issue of rampant HIV/AIDS among the population especially in the education sector hence to establishing the impact ofHIV/AIDS on academic performance ofpupils. The study adopted a Descriptive research design. This enhanced the researcher to obtain a better understanding of the causes, problems and impact of HIV/AIDS on academic performance of the pupils in Kabare Zone,Kirinyaga District. The method chosen allowed a collection of comprehensive and intensive data and provided an in-depth understanding of the topic under study. Information collected was analyzed and edited to create consistency and completeness. After collecting the questionnaires they were edited for completeness and consistency across the respondents and to locate omissions. Information obtained from the research study was presented and analyzed using bar charts, affirmatives, and statistical figures. This report provides suggestions for more effective practice in the field of HIV!AIDS and Prevention measures based on the lessons learned from practical experience of others. It is designed for policy makers, planners and practitioners who have responsibilities in the area of HIV/AIDS and prevention.
Research report submitted to the Institute of Open a Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Bachelor’s Degree of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
HIV/AIDS, Performance, Academic, Kirinyaga District, Kenya