Factors That Affect Performance In English Language, A Case Study Of Magarini Division, Malindi District, Kenya.

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ABSTRACT

The study investigated factors that affect performance in English language at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E).

The study specific objectives among which were;

(i) To examine the effect of school administration and performance of English.

(ii) To assess the effect of students' attitude towards English on

performance.

(iii) To investigate teaching methods on students' performance on English.

(iv) To establish teachers' qualifications and its effect on performance of English.

The study was carried out in Magarini division, Malindi District, Kenya.

The study involved one hundred and twenty seven (127) respondents. The study found out that;

(i) English language lacked adequate and qualified personnel

(ii) Teachers were a problem as they concentrated on business outside professional duty as moonlighting.

(iii) School administrators were not supportive to equipping of school libraries.

(iv) Many a time teachers used mother tongue as a medium of instruction.

(v) Methodologies used by teachers were not student / learner friendly.

(vi) Secondary school curricula was overloaded with little time allotted for lessons.

The study recommended that;

1 . The government

(i) Train more English teachers.

(ii) Staff all schools without any bias.

(iii) Remunerate teachers well.

(iv) Discipline wayward teachers.

2. School administrators

Organize for workshops and refresher courses

3. Teachers

Explore modern teaching techniques.

4. Curricula developers

Shed off unimportant units from the syllabus.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ....................................................................................... i

APPROVAL ........................................................................................ ii

DEDICATION ................................................................................... iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ......................................................................................... iv

DEFINITION OF TERMS AND ACRONYMS ........................................................... v

TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................. vi

LIST OF TABLES .............................................................................. viii

ABSTRACT .................................................................................. ix

CHAPTER ONE ................................................................................ 1

1 . 0 Introduction ................................................................................. 1

1.1 Background of the study ............................................................................ 1

1.2 Statement of the problem ............................................................................... 3

1.3 Objectives ................................................................................. 3

1.3.1 General objective ..................................................................................... 3

1.3.2 Specific objectives .............................................................................. 3

1.4 Research questions ................................................................................... 3

1.5 Scope of the study ..................................................................................... 4

1.6 Significance of the study ........................................................................... -4

CHAPTER TWO ................................................................................... 5

LITERATURE REVIEW ........................................................................................... 5

2.0 Introduction .................................................................................. 5

2.1 Review of related literature ............................................................................ 5

_2.2 Administrative factors and performance in English ....................................... 8

CHAPTER THREE ................................................................................................ 10

METHODOLOGY .................................................................................... 10

3.0 Introduction .................................................................................... 1 

3.1 Research design .......................................................................................... 1 O

VI

3.2 Study population ...................................................................................... 10

3.3 Environment ............................................................................................ 11

3.4 Subjects ................................................................................................... 11

3.5 Ethical consideration ............................................................................... 11

3.6 Research instruments .............................................................................. 12

3.6.1 Questionnaires ................................................................................. 12

3.6.2 Interviews ......................................................................................... 13

3.7 Data collection procedures ...................................................................... 13

3.8 Statistical treatment of the data ............................................................... 13

3.9 Limitations and Delimitation ..................................................................... 14

CHAPTER FOUR .................................................................................................. 15

DATA ANALYSIS, PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION ............................ 15

4.0 Introduction .................................................................................................. 15

CHAPTER FIVE ..................................................................................................... 20

DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ................................ 20

5.0 Introduction ............................................................................... 20

5.1 Discussion .................................................................................................... 20

5.2 Conclusion ...................................................................................... 22

5.3 Recommendations ....................................................................................... 22

REFERENCES ....................................................................................... 24

APPENDICES ........................................................................................ 25

APPENDEX 1: TEACHERS' QUESTIONNAIRE ............................................... 25

APPENDIX 2: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR STUDENTS ......................................... 27

APPENDIX 3: WORK PLAN/ TIME SCHEDULE .............................................. 28

APPENDIX 4: BUDGET .................................................................................... 29

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Research, S. (2022). Factors That Affect Performance In English Language, A Case Study Of Magarini Division, Malindi District, Kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-that-affect-performance-in-english-language-a-case-study-of-magarini-division-malindi-district-kenya

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Research, SSA "Factors That Affect Performance In English Language, A Case Study Of Magarini Division, Malindi District, Kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/factors-that-affect-performance-in-english-language-a-case-study-of-magarini-division-malindi-district-kenya. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "Factors That Affect Performance In English Language, A Case Study Of Magarini Division, Malindi District, Kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-that-affect-performance-in-english-language-a-case-study-of-magarini-division-malindi-district-kenya >.

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Research, SSA . "Factors That Affect Performance In English Language, A Case Study Of Magarini Division, Malindi District, Kenya." Afribary (2022). Accessed September 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/factors-that-affect-performance-in-english-language-a-case-study-of-magarini-division-malindi-district-kenya