Effects Of Absenteeism On Academic Performance In Primary Schools: A Case Study Of Bungoma, Bumula District

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ABSTRACT

This research is about the effect of absenteeism on academic performance. It was guided by three objectives; To find the attitudes towards primary schools in Bungoma,

Bumula district. To find out the methods used for the retention of primary schools learners. To identify the role of teachers in children’s performance in Bungorna.

Bumula district. Purposive and stratified sampling was used to select a population of 40 respondents to represent a population of Bungoma, Bumula district.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION.

APPROVAL ii

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

LIST OF TABLES viii

ACRONYMS ix

ABSTRACT x

CHAPTER ONE I

INTRODUCTION 1

1.0 Background 1

1.1 Statement of the Problem

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 2

1.5 Significance of the Study 3

CHAPTER TWO 4

LITERATURE REVIEW 4

2.0 Introduction 4

2.1 Attitude towards Primary Schools 4

2.1.1 Negative attitude on the teachers’ part 4

2.1.2 Negative attitude on the learners’ part 6

2.2 Teaching Methods 7

2.2.1 Teaching /Learning Resources 7

2.2.2 Quality of Manpower 8

2.3 Role of teachers on the Academic Performance 8

CHAPTER THREE .10

METHODOLOGY 10

3.0 Introduction 10

3.1 Research Design 10

3.2 Area and Population of the Study 10

3.3 Sample Selection 10

3.4 Sample Size 11

3.5 Data Collection Instruments 1 1

3.5.1 Questionnaires 11

3.5.2 Structured Interview 11

3.5.3 Focus Group Discussions 11

3.6 Data Collection Methods 11

3.6.1 Primary data collection method 12

3.6.2 Secondary data sources 12

3.7 Procedures 12

3.8 Data Analysis 12

3.9 Ethical Considerations 12

3.10 Limitations 12

3.11 Delimitations 13

CHAPTER FOUR 14

PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF DATA 14

4.0 Introduction 14

4.1 Socio-demographic background of the Respondents 14

4.1.1 Sex 14

4.1.2Age 14

4.1.3 Marital status 15

4.1.4 Education level 15

4.1.5 Occupation 16

4.2 Attitudes towards Primary Schools 16

4.2.1 Attitude of Parents towards the Primary Schools 16

4.2.2 Attitude of Teachers towards Primary Schools 17

4.2.2.1 Negative Attitude 17

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4.2.2.2 Negative attitudes on Learners 18

4.3 Methods used for the retention of primary school learners in schools 18

4.4 Roles of Teachers in children’s performance 19

4.5 Roles of Parents in Children’s performance 19

4.6 Absenteeism and Academic performance 20

4.6.1 Causes of Absenteeism 20

4.6.2 Solutions 21

4.6.3 Performance of Absentees 22

4.6.4 Performance of those who are always present 23

4.6.5 Relationship between Absenteeism and Academic Perforina ice 23

CHAPTER FIVE 24

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS 24

5.0 Introduction 24

5.1 Summary 24

5.2 Conclusions 25

53 Recommendations 25

REFERENCES 27

APPENDICES 28

APPENDIX A: WORKPLAN 28

APPENDIX B: BUDGET 29

APPENDIX C: QUESTIOI~JAIRES TO THE PARENTS, TEACHERS, HEAD- TEACHER

AND LEARNERS 30

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APA

Research, S. (2022). Effects Of Absenteeism On Academic Performance In Primary Schools: A Case Study Of Bungoma, Bumula District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-absenteeism-on-academic-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-bungoma-bumula-district

MLA 8th

Research, SSA "Effects Of Absenteeism On Academic Performance In Primary Schools: A Case Study Of Bungoma, Bumula District" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-absenteeism-on-academic-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-bungoma-bumula-district. Accessed 08 Dec. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "Effects Of Absenteeism On Academic Performance In Primary Schools: A Case Study Of Bungoma, Bumula District". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022. Web. 08 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-absenteeism-on-academic-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-bungoma-bumula-district >.

Chicago

Research, SSA . "Effects Of Absenteeism On Academic Performance In Primary Schools: A Case Study Of Bungoma, Bumula District" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 08, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-absenteeism-on-academic-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-bungoma-bumula-district