Causes Of Poor Performance Of Students At Uganda Certificate Of Education (U.C.E) In The Selected Schools Of Makindye Ssaabagabo-W Akiso District

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ABSTRACT

This research focused on the causes of poor academic performance of students at Uganda

Certificate of Education (UCE) in Makindye Ssaabagabo - Wakiso District. It was based on

the following objectives; The causes of poor academic pe1formance of students at U CE, the

effects of poor academic performance and the possible measures to reduce poor academic

pe,formance at U CE . This research used a cross section survey research because the study

was descriptive in nature. The researcher also used quantitative and quantitative research

methods, the quantitative ones helped the researcher to convert responses into percentages and

qualitative methods helped the researcher to get more knowledge on the topic under study. The

findings of this research showed that poor academic performance still exists due to a

combination of factors which were identified and its effects on the schools and the students and

also the possible recommendations to reduce such poor pe1formance in schools. It was

concluded that poor time management , poor training of teachers, unequal funding in schools,

understaffing of schools, students drop out, language barrier, poor teaching-learning

environment, lack of scholastic materials , candidates not able to read , write and follow

instructions among other factors caused poor academic JJe(formance of students at U CE. Poor

academic pe1fonnance at UCE resulted to the collapse of schools, early marriages, drug abuse

and low enrolment of students in schools. The researcher recommended on different aspects to

reduce the effects of poor academic pe1formance in UCE which included motivation of

learners, better payment of teachers in time, parents involvement in education, provision of

enough scholastic materials, government's provision of equalfunding in schools, fi·equent school

inspections, good parents-students relationship and the sensitization of students about the dangers of drug abuse.

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APA

NJERI, K (2021). Causes Of Poor Performance Of Students At Uganda Certificate Of Education (U.C.E) In The Selected Schools Of Makindye Ssaabagabo-W Akiso District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poor-performance-of-students-at-uganda-certificate-of-education-u-c-e-in-the-selected-schools-of-makindye-ssaabagabo-w-akiso-district

MLA 8th

NJERI, KIBE "Causes Of Poor Performance Of Students At Uganda Certificate Of Education (U.C.E) In The Selected Schools Of Makindye Ssaabagabo-W Akiso District" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poor-performance-of-students-at-uganda-certificate-of-education-u-c-e-in-the-selected-schools-of-makindye-ssaabagabo-w-akiso-district. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

MLA7

NJERI, KIBE . "Causes Of Poor Performance Of Students At Uganda Certificate Of Education (U.C.E) In The Selected Schools Of Makindye Ssaabagabo-W Akiso District". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Jun. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poor-performance-of-students-at-uganda-certificate-of-education-u-c-e-in-the-selected-schools-of-makindye-ssaabagabo-w-akiso-district >.

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NJERI, KIBE . "Causes Of Poor Performance Of Students At Uganda Certificate Of Education (U.C.E) In The Selected Schools Of Makindye Ssaabagabo-W Akiso District" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poor-performance-of-students-at-uganda-certificate-of-education-u-c-e-in-the-selected-schools-of-makindye-ssaabagabo-w-akiso-district