Research Papers/Topics in Basic Education

Personality Traits and Dominant Management Styles of Primary School Head Teachers in Amach Sub- County in Lira District, Uganda.

ABSTRACT  The study about personality traits and dominant management styles of head teachers was carried out in primary schools in Amach Sub County. It set out to investigate the personality traits of head teachers; to identify the dominant management styles used in primary schools by head teachers, to establish whether there was a difference in the personality traits of head teachers between the ones of private and those of public schools; to establish whether there was a difference in the ...

Instructional Supervision and Teacher Performance in Selected Primary Schools in Butaleja District

ABSTRACT The study examined the relationship between instructional inspection and teacher performance in Butaleja Sub County in Butaleja district. Three major objectives were pursued and they included; establishing the level of instructional supervision in• selected primary schools in Butaleja district, establish the level of teacher perfonm~nce in selected primary schools in Butaleja district and establishing the relationship between instructional supervision and teacher performance in sel...

Fourier Series Modelling of Rainfall Data in Southeastern Nigeria

ABSTRACT Rainfall is a climate event that causes significant damage both in natural environment and human live. Rainfall forecast is an important issue in water resource planning. Due to seasonal behaviour of rainfall, Fourier series model was fitted to the mean monthly rainfall series inSouth-Eastern region of Nigeria, in which R2 = 0.74for both Enugu and Owerri inSouth-Eastern region of Nigeria. By examining the correlogram of residual associated with the model we found out that it shows no...

Effect of Mind Maps On Student Interest and Achievement in Measures of Central Tendency in Mathematics

ABSTRACT The purpose of this work was to investigate the effect of Mind Maps on students’ interest and achievement in measures of central tendency. To ascertain the effect of teaching method and gender on the learners’ interest and achievement, four research questions and six null hypotheses guided the study. The design used for the study was the quasi-experimental design, specifically, the non equivalent pre-test, post-test control group design. Three hundred and fifty Junior Secondary o...

Scientific Explanations of Phenomenon, Margination and Concept of Formation as Concern Student

ABSTRACT The main purpose of this study was to ascertain if relationship exists between each of scientific explanation of phenomenon, imagination, concept formation and students’ understanding of physics concepts. To guide the study, seven research questions were posed and seven hypotheses were equally formulated and tested at 5% probability level. A correlational research design was adopted for this study. The study was carried out in Government owned secondary schools in Akure Education Z...

Effect of Graphical Symbol Approach in Ratio Learning in Upper Primary School in Nsukka Central Local Government Area

ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to find out the effect of graphical symbol approach in ratio learning in upper primary school in Nsukka Central Local Government Area. Two instruments Achievement Test in Ratio and Ratio interest inventory were used for data collection. The data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. And mean hypothesis was tested by using ANCOVA. The findings showed that pupils learn ratio better with graphical symbol approach. Graphical-symbol approach motivates ...

Investigating Drug Abuse and Their Effects on Learning Process, A Case Study of Kathiani Division Secondary Schools, Machakos District, Kenya.

ABSTRACT There has been great concern on the rising levels of drug abuse in secondary schools. For this reason the objective of this study was to find out the types, sources, effects of drug abuse, reasons and remedies to drug abuse in secondary schools. In this case the study was guided by the following research questions:- 1. What types of drugs are commonly abused by students in our secondary schools? n. Why do students abuse drugs? m. Where do the drugs of abuse come from? Iv. How do thes...

The Relationship Between Absenteeism and the Performance of the Learners in Secondary Schools in Soroti District: A Case Study of Arapai Sub- County.

ABSTRACT With the introduction of secondary schools since 1925, teachers have been experiencing a problem of absenteeism of students both public secondary schools and those being opened by different people(private secondary schools) secondary holds a unique importance in people’s lives and it plays significant role in social and cultural life of the students or the individuals (ochieng 1996). Several studies have showed that environment in secondary schools has improved students performance...

Relationship Between Motivation and Students Performance in Science Subjects in Kakueni Secondary School

TABLE OF CONTENTS Declaration ............................................................................. . Approval .. . .. . .. . .. . . . . . .. .. . . .. .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . .. .. u Dedication . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . .. .. .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. ... iii Acknowledgement . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . ....

Training and Staff Performance Case Study of Msumarini Coast Province

ABSTRACT In order to attain effective and efficient workforce Ministries ought to improve on the skills and competences of the employees through training. The efficiency of the ministry depends largely on how capable its personnel and how well they are motivated to work. In most cases ministries / organizations have failed to realize their predetermined goals due to the fact that they don't attach greater importance to training. The study is therefore carried out to establish the impact of tr...

Secondary School Education Development Programme (Ssedp) and Academic Performance in Tanzania, A Case Study of Dar-Es-Salaam City

ABSTRACT  The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the increased secondary school education enrolment and the quality of education as a result of the launching of the Secondary school education development programme (SSEDP) in Tanzania where Dar-es-salaam city was the case study considering five schools to constitute tl1e sample framework. These were Jangwani Girls SS, Zanaki Girls SS, Azania Boys S.S, Benjamin Mkapa (mixed) SS and Dar-es-salaam ss. The study was guid...

Teaching Learning Resources and English Language Ability of Learners in Selected Primary Schools of Kawempe Division Kampala District Uganda.

ABSTRACT The research study was carried out in Kawempe Division-Kampala District. The research was basically based on a topic: “Learning resources and English ‘language ability of learners in selected primary schools in Kawempe Division-Kampala District. The research was guided by a number of objectives which included the following;- to find out effective ways of improving pupils’ English language ability, to establish the impact of learning resources on primary school learners’ ...

The Relationship between Performance in Mathematics and Physics at Kcse Level in Kenyan Secondary Schools (Case Study Nandi East District-Rift Valley Province)

ABSTRACT Mathematics is a vital part of solving many Physics problems. It is a universal language that could often condense a complicated conceptual problem into a simple relationship between variables. Mathematics teaching should enhance pupils' learning of Physics. On the other hand concepts learnt in Physics should enhance the understanding of some concepts in Mathematics. Factors influencing students' full participation in learning of Physics are the attitude towards Physics, student...

Effects Of Early Pregnancy And Student’s Performance In Selected Secondary Schools In Jinja District Uganda. (A Case Study Of St. Joseph Nakanyonyi Senior Secondary School Bugembe)

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to investigate the case of early pregnancy andstudent’s performance in~ selected secondary schools in Jinja District andsuggested possible solution to the problem. The specific objectives of the studyis to investigate the cause’s of early pregnancy and student’s performance inschools. To find the effects of early pregnancy and student’s performance inschools. To get the solutions of early pregnancy and student’s performance inschools. The methods...

Girl Child Education And Its Challenges In Kisl’mlj District Nyahera Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to determine girl child education and its challengesin Kisurnu District Nyahera sub-county, Kenya. Specific Objectives of the studywere to to assess the challenges in the promotion of the rights of the girl child tobasic education, to describe effects of girl child school dropouts, to identify theways of curbing girl child school dropouts.The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to pupils who wererandomly selected and interviews with teach...


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