Age, Gender and Pupils Performance in Primary School in Kasozi Parish, Nakitoma Sub-County Nakasongola District

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION .................................................................................................. i

APPROVAL ....................................................................................................... ii

DEDICATION ................................................................................................... iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ................................................................................... iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS ···················································································· V

ABSTRACT .................................................................................................... viii

CHAPTER ONE ................................................................................................ 1

BACKGROUND ................................................................................................ 1

1.0 lntroduction .................................................................................................. 1

1.1. Background of the Study ............................................................................ 1

1 .2 Problem statement ...................................................................................... 2

1.3 Purpose of the Study ................................................................................... 3

1.4 Research question ....................................................................................... 3

1.5 The Scope of the Study ............................................................................... 3

1.6 Significance of the Study ............................................................................. 3

CHAPTER TWO ................................................................................................ 5

LITERATURE REVIEW ..................................................................................... 5

2.0 lntroduction .................................................................................................. 5

2.1 Conceptual Framework ............................................................................... 5

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2.2 Age and performance .................................................................................. 6

2.3 Other factors that determine academic performance ................................... 8

2.4 Gender and Performance .......................................................................... 10

2.5 Summary ................................................................................................... 11

CHAPTER THREE .......................................................................................... 13

METHODOLOGY ............................................................................................ 13

3.0 lntroduction ................................................................................................ 13

3.1 Research Design ....................................................................................... 13

3.2 Research Environment .............................................................................. 13

3.3 Research Population ................................................................................. 14

3.4 Sample Size and Determination ................................................................ 14

3.5 Research Instrument ................................................................................. 14

3.6 Methods of Data Analysis .......................................................................... 15

CHAPTER FOUR ............................................................................................ 16

DATA PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS ................. 16

4.0 lntroduction ................................................................................................ 16

4.1 The effect of age on pupils' academic performance in primary schools .... 16

4.2 The effect of gender on pupils' academic performance in primary schools

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4.3 Other factors that determine academic performance ................................. 18

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CHAPTER FIVE .............................................................................................. 19

DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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5.0 Introduction ................................................................................................ 19

5.1 Discussion of findings ................................................................................ 19

5.1.1 Age and pupil's academic performance .................................................. 19

5.1.2 Gender on pupils' academic performance .............................................. 20

5.1.3 Other factors that determines academic performance ............................ 20

5.2 Conclusions ............................................................................................... 23

5.3 Recommendations ..................................................................................... 24

REFERENCE .................................................................................................. 25

APPENDICES ................................................................................................. 26

APPENDIX I .................................................................................................... 26

Interview guide to the head teachers and class teachers ................................ 26

APPENDIX II ................................................................................................... 28

Time frame ...................................................................................................... 28

APPENDIX Ill .................................................................................................. 29

ABSTRACT The study was centered on the effect of Age, gender on pupils' academic performance in Kasozi Parish Nakitoma Sub county Nakasongola district. Kasozi parish being an area most of it covered by Ranches and partly by Ziwa Rhino sanctuary has scarce population. Their children move long distances to access school. This results into some pupils to delay to join school at early age. Its at an extreme end of the district, teachers also do not like to work there when posted. The objectives were to determine the effect of age on academic performance, to establish effect of gender on academic performance and to analyze other factors determining academic performance in primary schools of Nakitoma Sub County. The study employed descriptive correlation research design. The sample size was class one and class five, comprising of 3 head teachers, 6 class teachers and 90 pupils. The source of data tool was the result sheet and 4ddition data was secured using class registers where pupils' age could be got. Data was obtained from result slips /sheet and register where pupils' performance, age and gender are recorded respectively. Interviews were also conducted with headteachers, teachers to obtain data on the other factors affecting pupils' performance. Data analysis was done using statistical approach. The findings shows that age does not affect academic performance of learners of same age. Desire of opposite sex distorts child's concentration and hence poor performance 1s yielded. Learners of different gender perform well when equally treated, positive feedback encourages their performance. The findings on other factors affect pupils' academic performance were teachers' participation, environment and nature of school structure and administration. The study concluded that age, and pupils' academic performance in primary school can be promoted through access of school at right time, equity handling among learners, availability of resources and good environment. The study recommended that Its only interest, active participation and concentration of learners promote performance, parent schools be sensitized the importance of taking their pupils to school at early age of six, consistent guidance and counseling to be given gender and build unity and courage among themselves. The government to play its role in distributing resources to schools.

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Frontiers, E. & ANNET, K (2022). Age, Gender and Pupils Performance in Primary School in Kasozi Parish, Nakitoma Sub-County Nakasongola District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/age-gender-and-pupils-performance-in-primary-school-in-kasozi-parish-nakitoma-sub-county-nakasongola-district

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and KITONE ANNET "Age, Gender and Pupils Performance in Primary School in Kasozi Parish, Nakitoma Sub-County Nakasongola District" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/age-gender-and-pupils-performance-in-primary-school-in-kasozi-parish-nakitoma-sub-county-nakasongola-district. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and KITONE ANNET . "Age, Gender and Pupils Performance in Primary School in Kasozi Parish, Nakitoma Sub-County Nakasongola District". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/age-gender-and-pupils-performance-in-primary-school-in-kasozi-parish-nakitoma-sub-county-nakasongola-district >.

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Frontiers, Edu and ANNET, KITONE . "Age, Gender and Pupils Performance in Primary School in Kasozi Parish, Nakitoma Sub-County Nakasongola District" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/age-gender-and-pupils-performance-in-primary-school-in-kasozi-parish-nakitoma-sub-county-nakasongola-district