Academic performance of students in biology subject of Leseru secondary school in Uasin- Gishu district, Kenya

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Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
This study was a descriptive survey method that determined the Academic Performance in Biology, subject of Leseru Secondary School in Uasin-Gishu District Kenya. This study was conducted in Leseru Secondary School in Turbo Division Uasin Gishu District, Kenya. The School is situated 17 Kilometers West of Eldoret town along the Kenya-Uganda road. This study included 65 students wherein 23 third year students and 42 fourth year students. Among the 65 students 24 are male and 41 are female students. In the study was researcher-made instrument which was a record sheet that contained the profile of the respondents as to age, gender and academic level. The researcher wrote a transmittal letter to the principal of Leseru Secondary School in Turbo division asking for permission to conduct the study in his institution. Once the permission had been granted the researcher took the record sheet to the School Academic Committee Department to be filled. Once the record sheet had been filled, the researcher went ahead to calculate the frequencies and percentages to determine the profile of the respondents as to age, gender, academic level and level of academic performance. The paired or related t-test was used to test for significant difference in the level of academic performance between male and female students. The research findings shall be beneficial to the Ministry of Education, the Provincial Director of Education, District Education Officers, School Principals, teachers, parents and students in establishment of factors affecting academic performance.
A Research Report Presented to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning of Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the award of Degree of Bachelor of Education with Science.
Education, Academic performance, Students, Biology subject, Leseru secondary school, Gishu district