Secondary School Education Development Programme (SSEDP) and Academic Performance in Tanzania:

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Kampala International University, School of Education
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the increased secondary school education enrolment and the quality of education as a result of the launching of the Secondary school education development programme (SSEDP) in Tanzania where Dar-es-salaam city was the case study considering five schools to constitute tl1e sample framework. These were Jangwani Girls SS, Zanaki Girls SS, Azania Boys S.S, Benjamin Mkapa (mixed) SS and Dar-es-salaam ss. The study was guided by objectives such as examining the teacher's capacity to deliver materials, guidelines, supervision and monitoring students behavior and academic performance, assessing the amount and capacity of learning facilities and ingredients like classrooms, toilets, laboratories and dormitories in relation to the ever increasing numbers; assessing the number of teaching staff and materials in relation to ever increasing staff and materials in relation to ever increasing numbers and students behaviors and academic performance. The study was carried out against the background that the inadequate facilities and teachings materials due to increased number of students resulting from prior planning to the launching of SSEDP programme in Tanzania is the major cause of the problem. The research design of the study involved primary and secondary data, where primary data was collected using qualitative methods such as interviews, FGDS and observation and quantitative methods of collecting primary data had questionnaires as the major basis; secondary data was sought through documentary analysis from different libraries such as K.1.U library. A sample size of 120 respondents was used where, 30 were policy makers with the ministry of education and vocational training, 30 were teaching staff and administrators from the five fore mentioned schools and 60 were students from the five schools consisting of males and females. Data was analyzed desenfitively XII and analytically using statistical methods were percentages were integrated into tables, charts and graphs. The findings of the study revealed that; there is a general inadequacy of teachers and teaching materials such as text books, classrooms, toilets, dormitories among others; many semi-qualified teachers are used, and students behaviours are poor making it difficult for them to concentrate on studies all of which accounting for poor academic performance of students in the national examinations. The researcher concluded by suggesting that the government of Tanzania should reform on the SSEDP to improve on it by especially providing more scholastic materials and training more teachers in order to realize positive results.
A Research Report Submitted To the Faculty of Education in Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Education Of Kampala International University
Secondary School Education, Development Programme, Academic Performance