Absenteeism and academic performance of pupils in ECPE Centres in Chil Chila Division Kericho Distrist Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
My purpose of the study was to find out absenteeism and academic performance of pupils in ECDE (age 6-8 years) in Chilchila Division, Kericho District The division is situated in the pockets of white highlands once colonized by British in Kericho district, faced with adverse weather condition usually very hot, dry and hilly. The area also faces a lot of economic, social and cultural problems. The general performance of the leamers in primary and secondary schools is not pleasing. This made the researcher to try to investigate problems faced together with their possible causes and solutions. The researcher explored on the important roles of head teachers, teachers in facilitating learning. According to the study the researcher felt that the most cause of poor perfonnance in national examination is absenteeism. The research explored literature written about causes and solutions to absenteeism to come up with what other people have written in relation to research problem, the research described about the research design sampling procedures, research instruments, collections of data and analysis.
A research report submitted in partial of the requirement for the award of degree of bachelor of education in early childhood primary education cation in Kampala International University
Absenteeism, Academic performance, Pupils, ECPE Centres, Kenya