An Investigation Into The Factors Leading To Poor Performance In Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education Among Pupils In Kiganjo Zone, Thika District; Kenya

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL~

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS~

TABLE OF~

L_.IST OF TABLES~

LIS1 OF~

AC~ON~MS~

ix

CIH A PTER ONE~1

IN]R.ODIJCFION~3*

1.1 Introduction to the Study~1

1.2 Background of the Study~1

1.3 Statement of the Problem~4

1.4 Purpose of the Study~4

1.5 Objectives of the Study 4

1.6 Research Questions 5

1.7 Significance of the Study~5

1.8 Limitation of the Study 6

1.9 Limitations of the Study 6

1.10 The Conceptual Framework 6

1.11 Definitions of Operational Terms 8

CI1APTE~~. TWO

LITER.A~TtJRE REVIEW 9

CHAPTER THREE 19

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 19

3.1 Introduction 19

3.2 Research Design 19

3.3 Area of Study 19

3.4 Target Population 19

3.5 Sample and Sampling Procedure 20

3.6 Instrumentation 21

3.6.1 Validity Testing 21

3.7 Data Collection Procedure 22

3.8 Data Analysis 22

3.9 Data Interpretation 23

CHAPTER FOUR 25

DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION 25

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4.1 Background characteristics of respondents which have a bearing

on students’ performance~~25

4.11. Qualification of teachers 25

4.1.2 Gender of learner and performance 26

4.1.3 Gender ability to grasp subject content~27

4.1.4 Gender and distribution of household duties ..._~. 27

4.1.5 Parents expectations of their children and performance...~...... 28

4.2 Parents Economic status~29

4.2.1 Parents level of income and academic performance ............~.. 29

4.2.2 Non provision of “pocket Money” and the performance ~31

4.3 Parents Educational Background and student’s performance~... 32

4.3.1 Good parents and good performance of learners 32

4.4 The use of instructional Material and performance of learners ~33

4.5 Availability of teaching learning resources 34

CHAPTER FIVE~ 35

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, DISCUSSIONS, CONCLUSION AND

RECOMMENDATIONS 35

5.1 Introduction 35

5.2 Summary of findings 35

5.3 Conclusion 37

5.4 Recommendations 37

REFERENCES 38

APPENDIX I 43

INTRODUCTORY LETTER 43

APPENDIX II 44

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR HEADTEACHERS AND TEACHERS 44

APPENDIX III 49

SIDE VIEW OF ONE OF THE SAMPLED SCHOOLS 49

APPENDIX IV 50

PUPIL’S ENROLMENT IN KIGANJO ZONE-2007 50

APPENDIX V 51

SKETCH MAP SHOWING THE EDUCATIONAL ZONES IN GATUNDU DIV

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KIIRU, B (2021). An Investigation Into The Factors Leading To Poor Performance In Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education Among Pupils In Kiganjo Zone, Thika District; Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-the-factors-leading-to-poor-performance-in-kenya-certificate-of-primary-education-among-pupils-in-kiganjo-zone-thika-district-kenya

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KIIRU, BERNARD "An Investigation Into The Factors Leading To Poor Performance In Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education Among Pupils In Kiganjo Zone, Thika District; Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-the-factors-leading-to-poor-performance-in-kenya-certificate-of-primary-education-among-pupils-in-kiganjo-zone-thika-district-kenya. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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KIIRU, BERNARD . "An Investigation Into The Factors Leading To Poor Performance In Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education Among Pupils In Kiganjo Zone, Thika District; Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-the-factors-leading-to-poor-performance-in-kenya-certificate-of-primary-education-among-pupils-in-kiganjo-zone-thika-district-kenya