Factors affecting the performance of physics students in secondary schools in Otuke district

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Kampala International University, College of Education
The purpose of the study was to investigate the factors affecting performance of UCE physics students like: discipline of students, quality of teachers, laboratory in the school, and student related factors on the performance of physics students in secondary schools in Otuke district with a view of recommending how to improve students’ performance. The study was conducted in that particular area because in the past five year students’ performance in the schools has been alarmingly deteriorating. Specifically, the study was intended to achieve the following objectives: (1) to investigate whether discipline of students affects student performance in physics; to investigate the factors which affect students’ performance in physics: (3) to identify the solution that can be put in place to alleviate the performance of physics in Otuke district. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey research design. Quantitative and qualitative approaches of data collection were employed. A total of 200 respondents constituted the sample of the study. These included five head teachers, 50 teachers and 150 students (senior four) from the five schools (Adwari Ss’, Okwang Okwang SS’,Orum SS, Otuke Ss Ogor comprehensive SS, the researcher used three research instruments namely : questionnaires, interviews, observation, and were presented in relation to the study objective while linking to the existing literature, result include demographic characteristic
A research report submitted to the college of education, open and distance e learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor in education of science with education of Kampala International University
Performance of physics, Secondary schools, Otuke district