Absenteeism and academic performance of selected primary schools in Siaya district, Kenya (a case study of Agulu Primary school, Boro Division)

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Kampala International University. College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
This research document contains a total of Five chapters. The chapters are preceded by the Preliminary pages which act as instruction to the research work. The title°e talks about absenteeism and academic performance of selected pupils of Agulu Primary School, which is a case study school representing other schools in Siaya District. A declaration has been made stating that the work is original and completely belongs to the undersigned. Acknowledgements have been made to various personalities who have contributed to the success of this project. The next section has the table of contents followed by the list of figures and tables. A brief definition of terms has been included as the last part of the preliminary pages. Chapter one contains the Introduction part of the work. The researcher has given the background of the work, a statement of the problem, purpose of the study, objectives of the study, scope and finally significance of the study where the beneficiaries of the findings have been outlined. In chapter two, important literary works by various scholars touching on absenteeism have been discussed. The major issues discussed here include the causes, the results and the solutions to absenteeism as viewed by these scholars. Chapter three contains the methodology. Here research design, sampling procedure, instruments and procedure used in the research process has been discussed. Data analysis methods have also been discussed in this chapter. The next Chapter (4) contains the major findings from the research field based on the objectives of research. The final Chapter of this work (5) contains the discussions conclusions and recommendations all based on the research findings.
A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the degree in bachelor of education in special needs at the institute of continuing and distance studies of Kampala International University
Absenteeism, Academic Performance, Siaya district, Kenya