Absenteeism And Academic Performance Of Learners Affected By Hiv/ Aids In Selected Primary Schools In Mulala Zone Kibwezi District Kenya

ABSTRACT

The research looks at the effects of absenteeism on the academic performance of learners

affected by HIV/ AIDS. The study was interested in to looking performance and ways of

supporting these learners. The study was conducted due to the rising number of HIV/

AIDS affected learners and their continued absence from school leading to poor academic

performance. The study revolves around two hundred school going HIV/ AIDS affected

learners in ten schools within the same academic zone and area. The subjects also include

poor teachers from each of the schools totaling to forty the number of teachers, two

parents form each school were chosen for an interview. The researcher used observation

checklist was by the learner’s age, academic, gender and behavioral patterns were

observed and recorded by each teacher respondent. The teacher respondents also filled in

the questionnaires and carried out an interview on the learners through two parent

respondents. The study found out that there was significance impact of absenteeism on

academic performance of learners with the most absent learners gradually becoming poor

performers in school. The study also found out that with support the learners can perform

better academically since many are interested by family problems. It is therefore good for

all stakeholders in education to come up and assist those learners who are HIV/ AIDS

affected to curb absenteeism and improve their academic performance.

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APA

MUTUA, M (2021). Absenteeism And Academic Performance Of Learners Affected By Hiv/ Aids In Selected Primary Schools In Mulala Zone Kibwezi District Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/absenteeism-and-academic-performance-of-learners-affected-by-hiv-aids-in-selected-primary-schools-in-mulala-zone-kibwezi-district-kenya

MLA 8th

MUTUA, MULINGE "Absenteeism And Academic Performance Of Learners Affected By Hiv/ Aids In Selected Primary Schools In Mulala Zone Kibwezi District Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/absenteeism-and-academic-performance-of-learners-affected-by-hiv-aids-in-selected-primary-schools-in-mulala-zone-kibwezi-district-kenya. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

MUTUA, MULINGE . "Absenteeism And Academic Performance Of Learners Affected By Hiv/ Aids In Selected Primary Schools In Mulala Zone Kibwezi District Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/absenteeism-and-academic-performance-of-learners-affected-by-hiv-aids-in-selected-primary-schools-in-mulala-zone-kibwezi-district-kenya >.

Chicago

MUTUA, MULINGE . "Absenteeism And Academic Performance Of Learners Affected By Hiv/ Aids In Selected Primary Schools In Mulala Zone Kibwezi District Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/absenteeism-and-academic-performance-of-learners-affected-by-hiv-aids-in-selected-primary-schools-in-mulala-zone-kibwezi-district-kenya