This study was a description cross sectional design aimed at determined the factors
affecting girls poor performance in maths in Barwessa zone as being an illustrative
My objectives were;
To determine why the performance of girls in mathematics in primary schools is poor
To determine possible ways for nurturing mathematics solving problem attitude in
pupils to improve their performance.
To determine possible ways of developing intellectual abilities and skills in critical
thinking among girls.
The exercise was conducted in the month of July 2007 and covered all the schools. A
simple random technique was used in data collection and tools deployed were
validated questionnaires and interviews. It was to comprise the factors that affect
girl’s performance in Barwessa division.
Based on the finding the poor performance of maths has greatly affected potentiality
of women in the job market. This is because in the present age, we do not find any
vocation that does not need the knowledge of maths, eg medicine, engineering etc. so
girls in primary schools should be encouraged to have positive attitudes towards
maths subject to brighten their future.
In the area of study among the schools girls were performing poorly in the subject
compared to boys. I wish to recommend that the teachers should encourage girls to
have positive attitude towards the subject. Also the ministry of education should
emphasise to teachers to encourage the girls and motivate the especially in maths by
rewarding good perforrriance. Both government and NGO’s should sensitize and
awareness building activities to enable society to do away with cultural beliefs
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Frontiers, Edu. "Factors responsible for the poor performance of girls in mathematics. A case study of barwessa zone baringo district, kenya." Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 20, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/factors-responsible-for-the-poor-performance-of-girls-in-mathematics-a-case-study-of-barwessa-zone-baringo-district-kenya