Effects of Universal Secondary Education On Academic Performance Among Learners in Selected Secondary Schools in Nakasongola District: Central Uganda

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL ii

DEDICATION ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

ABSTRACT Viii

CHAPTER ONE 1

1.1 INTRODUCTION 1

1.2 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1

1.3 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 3

1.4 PURPOSE.OF THE STUDY 3

1.5 SPECIFIC OB3ECTIVES 3

1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 4

1.7 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 4

CHAPTER TWO 5

LITERATURE REVIEW 5

2.1 INTRODUCTION 5

2.2 OVER-ENROLMENT 5

2.3 SHORTAGE OF TRAINED TEACHERS IN GOVERMENT EMPLOYMENT 7

2.4 FUNDING OF UNIVERSAL SECONDARY EDUCATION 8

2.5 SHORTAGE OF FACIL~ES 9

2.6 QUALITY OF EDUCATION 11

CHAPTER THREE 12

3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 12

3.1 RESEARCH DESIGN 12

3.2 RESEACH INSTRUMENTS 12

3.2.1QUESTIONAIRE 12

3.2.2INTERVIEW METHOD 12

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3.3 RESEARCH PROCEDURE 12

3.4 DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION 13

CHAPTER FOUR 14

DATA PRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS 14

4.0 INTRODUCTION 14

4.1 DATA ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING RESPONSE RATE 14

4.1.2 RESPONSE BY HEAD TEACHERS 15

CHAPTER FIVE 24

DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATION 24

5.2 IMPLICATION OF THE FINDINGS FOR RESEARCH AND THEORY 25

5.3 THE TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION 25

5.4 THE HEAD TEACHERS AND TEACHERS 26

5.5 SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER RESEARCH 26

REFERENCES 27

APPENDIX 1: QUESTIONNAIRE 28

INSTRUMENT 2 -TEACHERS’ QUESTIONNAIRE 30

ABSTRA~ This project will be conducted for roughly five months from the time of proposal designing up to data analysis and presentation; it employed descriptive research design which involved stratified sampling method. The objectives of the project were: to investigate the effect of Universal secondary education on academic performance of learners in selected secondary schools to identify the challenges faced by the teachers involved in the programme and to create awareness on the effects of universal secondary Education on the learner’s performance. The research will be conducted in Uganda as a case study of selected secondary schools in Nakasongola district. Questionnaires and interviews will be used as research instruments among the head teachers and teachers for collection of data. Some of the major conclusions made were that academic performance has deteriorated since the introduction of universal secondary education. This was attributed to a huge teachers shortage due to the large increase in enrolment, inadequate funds provided by the Government and which were not disbursed in good time, increase in indiscipline due to poor class control by the teachers and inadequate facilities which were to be shared by the large number of pupils. Due to the large numbers, most teachers gave fewer examinations. It therefore calls on the government to employ more teachers, increase the amount of funding to these schools and provide more facilities for teachers and learners.

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APA

TOM, S (2022). Effects of Universal Secondary Education On Academic Performance Among Learners in Selected Secondary Schools in Nakasongola District: Central Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-universal-secondary-education-on-academic-performance-among-learners-in-selected-secondary-schools-in-nakasongola-district-central-uganda

MLA 8th

TOM, SEMANDA "Effects of Universal Secondary Education On Academic Performance Among Learners in Selected Secondary Schools in Nakasongola District: Central Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 08 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-universal-secondary-education-on-academic-performance-among-learners-in-selected-secondary-schools-in-nakasongola-district-central-uganda. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

TOM, SEMANDA . "Effects of Universal Secondary Education On Academic Performance Among Learners in Selected Secondary Schools in Nakasongola District: Central Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 08 Aug. 2022. Web. 16 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-universal-secondary-education-on-academic-performance-among-learners-in-selected-secondary-schools-in-nakasongola-district-central-uganda >.

Chicago

TOM, SEMANDA . "Effects of Universal Secondary Education On Academic Performance Among Learners in Selected Secondary Schools in Nakasongola District: Central Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 16, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-universal-secondary-education-on-academic-performance-among-learners-in-selected-secondary-schools-in-nakasongola-district-central-uganda