EFFECIS OF ABSENTEEISM ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF MATENDE PRIMARY SCHOOL KAKAMEGA COUNTY, KENYA.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL I

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

LIST OF TABLES viii

ACRONYMS ix

ABSTRACT x

CHAPTERONE 1

INTRODUCTION 1

1.0 Background 1

1.1 Statement of the Problem 1

1.2 Objectives of the Study 2

1.2.1 General Objective of the Study 2

1.2.2 Specific Objectives of the Study 2

1.3 Research Questions 2

1.4 Scope of the Study 3

1.5 Significance of the Study 3

CI1AP1EI~. TV~IO

LITERATURE REVIEW 4

2.0 Introduction 4

2.1 Attitude towards Primary Schools 5

2.1.1 Negative attitude on the teachers’ part 5

2.1.2 Negative attitude on the learners’ part 6

2.2 Teaching Methods 7

2.2.1 Teaching /Learning Resources 8

2.2.2 Quality of Manpower 9

2.3 Role of teachers on the Academic Performance 9

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CHAPTERTHREE 11

METHODOLOGY~11

3.0 Introduction 11

3.1 Research Design 11

3.2 Area and Population of the Study 11

3.3 Sample Selection 11

3.4 Sample Size 12

3.5 Data Collection Instruments 12

3.5.1 Questionnaires 12

3.5.2 Structured Interview 12

3.5.3 Focus Group Discussions 12

3.6 Data Collection Methods 13

3.6.1 Primary data collection method 13

3.6.2 Secondary data sources 13

3.7 Procedures 13

3.8 Data Analysis 13

3.9 Ethical Considerations 14

3.10 Limitations 14

3.11 Delimitations 15

CH~PTER. FOL.JF~ 16

PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF DATA 16

4.0 Introduction 16

4.1 Socio-demographic background of the Respondents 16

4.1.1 Sex 16

4.1.2 Age 16

4.1.3 Marital status 17

4.1.4 Education level 17

4.1.5 Occupation 18

4.2 Attitudes towards Primary Schools 18

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4.2.1 Attitude of Parents towards the Primary Schools~18

4.2.2 Attitude of Teachers towards Primary Schools 19

4.2.2.1 Negative Attitude 19

4.2.2.2 Negative attitudes on Learners 20

4.3 Methods used for the retention of primary school learners in schools 20

4.4 Roles of Teachers in children’s performance 21

4.5 Roles of Parents in Children’s performance 22

4.6 Absenteeism and Academic performance 22

4.6.1 Causes of Absenteeism 22

4.6.2 Solutions 24

4.6.3 Performance of Absentees 25

4.6.4 Performance of those who are always present 26

4.6.5 Relationship between Absenteeism and Academic Perforina ice 26

CHAPTER FIVE 27

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS 27

5.0 Introduction 27

5.1 Summary 27

5.2 Conclusions 28

53 Recommendations 29

REFERENCES 30

APPENDICES 31

APPENDIX A: WORKPLAN 31

APPENDIX B: BUDGET 32

APPENDIX C: QUESTIONNAIRES TO THE PARENTS, TEACHERS, HEAD- TEACHER

AND LEARNERS 33

ABSTRACT This research is about the effect of absenteeism on academic performance. It was

guided by three objectives; To find the attitudes towards Matende primary school in

Kakamega county Kenya. To find out the methods used for the retention of primary

school learners. To identify the role of teachers in children’s performance in Matende

Primary.

Purposive and stratified sampling was used to select a population of 40 respondents

to represent a population of Matende primary school.

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Research, SSA "EFFECIS OF ABSENTEEISM ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF MATENDE PRIMARY SCHOOL KAKAMEGA COUNTY, KENYA." Afribary. Afribary, 21 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/effecis-of-absenteeism-on-academic-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-matende-primary-school-kakamega-county-kenya. Accessed 05 Oct. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "EFFECIS OF ABSENTEEISM ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF MATENDE PRIMARY SCHOOL KAKAMEGA COUNTY, KENYA." Afribary (2022). Accessed October 05, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/effecis-of-absenteeism-on-academic-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-matende-primary-school-kakamega-county-kenya