Socio- Economic background and pupils academic performance inrural primary school in Kakuzi Division Kika District

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Kampala International University, School of Education
The main purpose of the study was to investigate social economic background and pupils academic performance in rural primary schools in kakuzi division, Thika district Kenya Specific objectives were to determine the factors affecting academic performance of rural primary school learners in Kakuzi division, Thika district in Kenya in relation to: poverty, Cultural beliefs, parental attitudes and family structure The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the teachers and focus group discussions with the pupils The findings from the study indicated that low economic status which was supported by 50%, Cultural beliefs 45%, parental attitudes 70% and family structure 80% are among the social economic factors that affect academic performance of pupils. The study recommended that the government should make sure that devises means of helping children from rural areas attain education. For example, bursaries can be organized to help children from poor families. Teachers should not ignore children who are withdrawn instead should try to find out the problem and devise means to solve it. For example, children from single parents
A research Report Presented to the Institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of Bachelor of Education Arts of Kampala International University
Socio- Economic, Pupils Academic Performance