Basic Education Research Papers/Topics

Level Of Awareness Regarding The Use Of Pit Latrines In Tirap Division, Marakwet East District In Kenya

ABSTRACT Most of the residents in the rural parts of Tirap Division are African traditional adherents whose practices regarding the use of pit latrines are partly influenced by their culture. The objectives of the study were to determine; the level of awareness of the effects of lack of use of pit latrines, the factors affecting the availability and use of pit latrines, and to obtain information on how to improve the coverage and usage of pit latrines. The design ofthe study was cross-section...

The Causes Of Poor Performance Of Secondary Leaving Examination In Watamu Location In Malindi District

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the causes of poor academic performance in Secondary schools in Watamu location, Malindi District, Kenya The specific objectives of the study were to determine if discipline affects the students' academic performance, to determine if a teacher's quality affects the students' academic performance; and to determine if school facilities affect the students' academic performance in Secondary schools. The methods used for data collection was q...

Poverty And Academic Performance Of Primary School Pupils In Gar Sen Zone, Gars En Division, Tana Delta District, Coast Province, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to establish the effects of poverty on pupil's academic performance of the selected primary schools in Garsen Central Zone, Tana Delta District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between the effects mentioned and academic performance in Garsen Central Zone, and to investigate the role of the community in alleviating poverty and improving education in Garsen Central Zone. The study employed a descriptive research desig...

The Causes Of Girls Drop Out In Selected Villages Of Bbawda Parish Primary Schools, Wakiso District

The study investigated the causes of girls drop out in selected villages of Bbanda parish Primary School, Wakiso District. To achieve the above objective, a qualitative research design was adopted. Questionnaires and personal interviews were some of the research tools used. A total of 150 respondents were used in the search for information o the research problem. It was found out that a combination of factors were responsible for the increased drop out rather than a single factor. How ever th...

Behavior Problems On Learning Of The Mentally Ijandicaped Children In Rehabilitation School; A Survey Of Kakamega District, Kenya

The research topic is on behaviour problem on learning ofthe mentally handicapped children in habilitation school. The objectives of carrying out the study was to establish the techniques used by the teachers when handling mentally handicapped children with behaviour problems. To establish the curriculum followed when teaching these children and also to establish the attitude ofparents towards their children. In methodology, the researcher has chosen on survey as an appropriate method when ca...

Motivation And Academic Perfomance Of Students In Chwele Division, Bungo Ma West District,KenyA

Motivation is a force that serves three functions; it energizes or causes people to act, it directs behavior towards attainment of specific goal and it sustains the efforts expected in reaching the goals - i.e. the force that energizes, directs and sustains behavior (Riggio Ronald) E 1996 - Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology). Motivation as a personal trait is a desire to achieve or succeed. To be successful, you must want to be successful (Glady Kimberel, Bens S Vineyard Fi...

Effects Of A Ban On Holiday Teaching On Academic Performance In Secondary Schools In Tororo Municipility

The study sought to establish the effects of ban on holiday teaching on academic performance in secondary schools in Soroti Municipality. This study aimed to establish the effect of abolishing holiday teaching on academic performance in secondary schools, students’ perception of the ban on holiday teaching practice and identify strategies schools have adopted to offer remedial classes in secondary schools in Soroti Municipality. The research method adopted was descriptive cross sectional re...

Attitude Of Teachers And Inclusion Of Intellectually Challenged Learners In Kisumu West District Regular Primary Schools Kenya

Through observation and conservations the researcher established that the intellectually challenged learners were not accorded their due human respect and rights by the teachers. Teachers regarded them as abnormal, violent and slow in learning and therefore unworthy to be accommodated in their midst. This prompted the researcher to conduct a study to fmd out why it was happening. He prepared questionnaires for both teachers and pupils. The respondents were able to answer the questions and ret...

Assessment Of Parents Support And Students' Performance; A Case Study Of Loldia Primary School, Naiv Asha District, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study examined the effect of parent's involvement in education on the academic performance of the mentally retarded children in public primary schools of Kenya specifically the study intended to: determine whether cultural beliefs among the parents affects the enrolment of mentally retarded children in the zone; determine whether the parents teach their mentally retarded children adaptive skills; To establish whether the parents of mentally retarded children play their role eff...

Drug Abuse And Academic Performance Of Learners In Selected Secondary Schools In West Zone, Luanda Division Of Emuhaya District, Kenya

ABSTRACT The research focused on the efforts done to curb drug abuse by students from the whole world in general, Africa, East Africa and Luanda division in particular. The main objectives of the study were; to examine the efforts done to curb drug abuse by students or pupils. The research based on the following hypothesis; schooling and the home environment have both positively and negatively contributed towards the discouragement of drug abuse by students. Both secondary and primary ...

Accountability And Promotion Of Education Service In Primary Schools In Kole District. A Case Study Of Ayer Sub-County

ABSTRACT This work consists of effects of accountability and promotion of education service in Kole district. Accountability is a process whereby one is required to justify his or her actions. This involves giving evidence that resources provided have been put to good use. And on this context, it must be seen from the promotion of education service when these resources entrnsted to people facilitate learning. A school has a person(s) entrusted with the responsibility of receiving human resou...

The Effects Of Gender Issues On The Academic Performance Of Learners In Secondary Schools. A Case Study Of Kiambogo Secondary School

ABSTRACT The essence of this study was to determine the impact of the gender issues on the academic performance of learners in selected schools of Eldama Ravine division, Kiobatek district, Kenya. Specific objectives of the study were to: examine the impact of gender on academic performance of learners in Kiobatek district and to examine strategies used by schools to improve on the academic performance of the girls and boys in Eldama Ravine division. The methods used for data collection were...

Universal Primary Education Fun Ding And Management Of Primary Schools In Amolatar District The Case Of Agikdak Primary Schools

ABSTRACT  This study was specifically designed and conducted to investigate the influence of Universal primary education funding on the management of primary schools in Arnolatar District. The study focused on how capitation grants infrastructures teachers’ salaries and enrolment affect the management of schools. The researcher adopted the case study research design using quantitative approach to derive meaning from the data generated. The main research instrument used was questionnaires a...

School Facilities And Academic Performance Of Students Upper Nyakach Division, Nyando District, Kenya: (A Case Study Of Saka Primary School)

ABSTRACT  The main purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between school facilities and students performance. Specific objectives were to find out some of the effects of inadequate facilities at school on the academic achievement of learners. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the pupils. The findings from the study indicated that lack of physical facilities which was supported by 80% inadequate facilities, 50% miss use of the available facilities are...

Family Background Factors And Academic Performance Of Students In Kasipul Division Rachuonyo District Kenya

Abstract Poor academic performance has generated concern among teachers, parents, guardians and the public at large. It is looked at as a vital issue because good academic performance is associated with a bright future. In Kasipul division the academic performance, of children has persistently been poor, students have been getting very low grades for the last five years. The blame has been put on a number of factors like teachers, the poor facilities in secondary s chools; however, the parent...


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