The major purpose of the study was to determine Gender chemistry concepts' perception
and its effects on academic performance of students in selected Secondary schools of
Oyani Division, Uriri District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to
investigate the relationship between girl's attitude and performance in chemistry,
Investigate the relationship between teachers' attitudes and girls' performance in
chemistry, Determine the relationship between the curriculum and performance of girls in
chemistry, Determine the relationship between over crowded classes and performance of
girls in chemistry. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the pupils
and interviews with the teachers. The study revealed that few girls enjoy chemistry
because they think that chemistry is hard and meant for boys who are clever. The study
found out that teachers attitude towards girls performance in chemistry also affected there
performance. The study also revealed that overcrowded classes contributed to poor
performance of girls in chemistry. Finally the study revealed that the curriculum was too
heavy for girls to handle and therefore performed poorly in chemistry. The government
should construct facilities at school for chemistry teachers to teach in a conducive
environment in order to aid the better performance of chemistry students in their schools.
The government should have a policy in place that encourages the taking up of chemistry
subject especially to the female students who at times think they are not f:,'OOd enough for
the subject. The girl students should be encouraged to relate equally with there fellow
boy students in all subjects regardless of whether it is chemistry or not.
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Frontiers, Edu and OTIENO, OTUNGA . "Factors Leading To The Poor Performance In Chemistry In Selected Secondary Schools Of Oyani Division, Uriri District Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 22, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/factors-leading-to-the-poor-performance-in-chemistry-in-selected-secondary-schools-of-oyani-division-uriri-district-kenya