Factors Influencing Grade 12 Learners’ Performance In English Second Language In Two Selected Senior Secondary Schools In The Omusati Education Region

ABSTRACT

According to the National Examiners’ Report for ESL for 2007 to 2011, Namibian students performed poorly in the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary level (NSSCO) ESL examinations. The poor performance of Grade 12 learners in the ESL NSSCO examinations in the Omusati education region (OER) has been noted in the DNEA reports. The number of ungraded ESL learners in 2011 final examination at the NSSCO level at one of the selected senior secondary schools in this study was relatively higher. The majority of the learners received low grades in the ESL compared to the better performing schools which had above 50 per cent pass mark. This study therefore, investigated the factors that influenced the grade 12 learners’ performance in ESL in one poor performing school and one better performing school in ESL in the OER. The study adopted the mixed research design. The qualitative approach was used to elicit the views, beliefs and experiences of teachers, learners and school principals on the environmental factors that influenced the learners’ performance in ESL. The quantitative approach was used to show similarities and differences in the responses from the participants from the two schools. The population of this study consisted of all Grade 12 learners, school principals and ESL teachers at the two selected senior secondary schools in the OER. The schools were selected through extreme case sampling. Purposive sampling was used to select four classes in the two schools to respond to the questionnaires.

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APA

NKANDI, S (2021). Factors Influencing Grade 12 Learners’ Performance In English Second Language In Two Selected Senior Secondary Schools In The Omusati Education Region. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-grade-12-learners-performance-in-english-second-language-in-two-selected-senior-secondary-schools-in-the-omusati-education-region

MLA 8th

NKANDI, STEFANUS "Factors Influencing Grade 12 Learners’ Performance In English Second Language In Two Selected Senior Secondary Schools In The Omusati Education Region" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-grade-12-learners-performance-in-english-second-language-in-two-selected-senior-secondary-schools-in-the-omusati-education-region. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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NKANDI, STEFANUS . "Factors Influencing Grade 12 Learners’ Performance In English Second Language In Two Selected Senior Secondary Schools In The Omusati Education Region". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Apr. 2021. Web. 20 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-grade-12-learners-performance-in-english-second-language-in-two-selected-senior-secondary-schools-in-the-omusati-education-region >.

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NKANDI, STEFANUS . "Factors Influencing Grade 12 Learners’ Performance In English Second Language In Two Selected Senior Secondary Schools In The Omusati Education Region" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-grade-12-learners-performance-in-english-second-language-in-two-selected-senior-secondary-schools-in-the-omusati-education-region