The effects of nearby markets on pupils' academic performances in sampled primary schools in Alito Sub-County Kole District

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The research was carried out to find the effects of nearby markets on academic performances of pupils in Alito Sub-County. The study was carried out m Alito Sub-County which has seventeen primary schools of which five schools were sampled and the participants for the study include; S head teachers, 20 P.4, P.S, P.6 and P.7 class teachers and 20 pupils of P.4, P.S, P6 and P.7 pupils from sampled schools The data were collected using questionnaires set for the head teacher, P4, PS, P6 and P7 class teachers and pupils from P4, PS, P6 and P7. Observation was done by the researcher following the observation check list and interview. The collected data were processed by tabulating them and finally computing to percentage. The data were synthesized and analyzed into percentage to provide deduction and conclusions. The common causes of decline in academic performances were found to be petty business, domestic work, lack of parental support, shortage of teachers and poor methods of teaching the common effects of markets on academic performances were found to be absenteeism from schools by some pupils, poor performance domestic engagement by pupils, late coming to school and school dropout. The common possible ways of improving on academic performances of pupils were found to be sensitization of parents, refresher courses by teachers, parental support and provision of scholastic materials by government. The significant of the study were stated that all stake holders in education •will be enlighten about the problems schools are facing concerning the nearby markets. Education at the primary level is the base of education therefore; good foundation begins at this level. But the research could also be done in other levels other than primary level of education. According to this research, it has been concluded that schools which markets are created near them were performing badly in P.L.E while schools which has no nearby market were performing well in P.L.E in Alito sub-county.
A research report submitted in partial fulfillment for the Award of a Bachelor's Degree in Education of Kampala International University
Academic Performance, Primary Schools