Research Papers/Topics in Educational Foundation

Local Government as a Foundation for Nation Development (A Case Study of Ilorin East Local Government)

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Influence of School Environment on Academic Achievement of Students of Public Secondary School in Enugu State

ABSTRACT   The study was carried out to investigate the influence of the school environment on academic achievement of students in Enugu State public secondary schools. The design of the study is descriptive while the population comprised principals and teachers in the education zone. The sample size for the study was 600 respondents while a researchers’ self developed questionnaire formed the instrument for data collection. Three experts validated the instrument and a ...

Professional Development Programmes and Teachers’ Effectiveness in Ilorin-West Local Government Area Secondary Schools, Kwara State

ABSTRACTThe teachers are the key actors in the effectiveness of secondary school education. It is therefore important to ensure that they perform their roles as expected towards the achievement of educational goals and objectives. A descriptive research design was adopted for this study. There are 702 teachers working in public secondary schools in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State shall be the target population of this study. 310 teachers was randomly selected out o...

EFFECT OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE ON THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ENUGU SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

Abstract:The study examined the effect of examination malpractice on the academic achievement of senior secondary school in Enugu South LGA. Three specific purposes and three research questions guided the study. A survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study consists of all the economics students in the government secondary schools in the study area which is twenty-four thousand three hundred and ten (24310) with a sample size of two hundred and forty (240). The ...

Effects Of Cattle Rustling On Access And Participation In Primary Education In Alale Division, West Pokot County, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study investigated the extent to which cattle rustling had impacted on pupil‟s access and participation in primary education in Alale Division, North Pokot Subcounty. The study investigated enrolment, retention, drop-out and absenteeism rates of both pupils and teachers in schools. It also evaluated general performance of schools‟ KCPE results. It is intended that this research will shed light to education stakeholders in this region so as to manage better children‟s ...

Access To And Participation Of Women In Science-Oriented Vocation Education And Training Programmes In Kenya

ABSTRACTSince the women‟s decade conference in Nairobi, various efforts have been made by governments and international donors to increase women‟s participation in formal schooling and the labour market. However, evidence still persists that women in most parts of the world face numerous challenges. The objective of this study was to explore persisting challenges that exclude women students from pursuing science and mathematics programmes in Kenya‟s vocational training institutes. The s...

Contribution Of Nutrition Education To Healthy Food Choices Among Primary School Pupils In Nyeri County, Kenya

ABSTRACTIn Kenya, nutrition education is included in the school curriculum as recommended in the year 2009 national school health policy. Nevertheless, policy advocacy and communication strategies on nutrition education are relatively weak, and there is insufficient focus on operational research on nutrition. In addition, nutrition education is not taught as a standalone subject and is only infused in science subjects. Consequently, the malnutrition problem is not as well understood as it cou...

Predictors of academic motivation of students in public secondary schools in kiambu county, kenya.

ABSTRACT This study sought to investigate the predictors of Academic Motivation in public secondary schools in Kiambu County, Kenya. Students’ lack of motivation in studies while in secondary school has led to dismal performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary exams which means that many students do not benefit much even after the four years of secondary school. Such a concern called for investigation. To accomplish this task, the study was guided by four research hypotheses. These ...

An Investigation Of Public- Private Partnerships In Enhancing Primary School Retention For Orphaned Children In Abogeta Division, Meru County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The population group that often suffer from limited access and retention in school education includes orphans, children from low income families, indigenous people and other marginalized groups. Worldwide evidence suggests that orphaned children are not accessing education or are leaving school before achieving basic literacy and numeracy skills. Studies have shown that partnerships can help enhance education status of vulnerable groups for instance in the provision of bursarie...

Experiences Of Teenage Mothers And Participation In Primary Education In Chepyuk Location, Mount Elgon Sub County, Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis research work sought to bring to the fore, the predicaments faced by teenage mothers as they attend primary education. The study anchored on the following objectives; To investigate the factors leading to teenage pregnancy in primary schools, to find out the experiences of teenage mothers in primary schools, to examine the influence of the experiences of teenage mothers’ on participation in primary education and to establish strategies to address the ch...

Causes and Effects of Begging Style Involving Children as Guides in Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania: Liability in Basic Education Access

Abstract This paper explores the causes and effects of a unique begging style involving children as guides in Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania. The rationale for Dodoma Municipality to be the study location is that the begging phenomenon using children as guides is rampant. The study sample involved 40 respondents, of whom 6 were young carers of visually impaired adult beggars, 6 visually impaired adult beggars, 6 young carers of visually impaired adult beggars’ family members and 22 infl...

Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a Pedagogical Tool in Secondary Schools in Tanzania: The Case of Kondoa District

Abstract This paper presents the findings on teachers’ attitudes towards the use of ICT as a pedagogical tool in secondary schools in Tanzania. Within this broad aim, the paper provides a better understanding of ICT as a pedagogical tool. The development of this study was influenced by various concerns of educational stakeholders about the level of teachers’ competence on the use of ICT as a pedagogical tool. The data collection methods involved questionnaire and interview. A tot...

A Comparative Study Of Availability Of E-Learning Resources And Pupils’ Performance In Selected Primary Schools In Kisumu Central And Muhoroni Sub Counties, Kenya

Globally, the integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education systems has become a practice which studies have shown to significantly influence academic performance. Disparities in pupils’ performance in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) have been occurring every year, although some researchers tend to link the same with availability of e-learning resources. This gap has informed the study. Kisumu Central schools’ pupils have been performing be...

Role Of Seleted Parental Socio-Economic Status On Pupils’ Enrolment In Primary Schools In Tambach Sub-County Of Elgeyo-Marakwet- County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe increasing importance of education as a driver of growth, information and communication revolution has been noticeable during the 21st century as epitomized by educational mobility and global schooling. It is important that children enroll and remain in school for the entire cycle. A number of factors have been found to affect school enrolment. The purpose of this study was to establish the role of selected parental socio-economic status on pupils‟ enrolment in primary scho...

Role Of University Education In Fostering National Values Among The Youth In Private And Public Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACTThe trends in national universities in Kenya reveal that all is not well with regard to education that is offered and and values acquired by the students. There are cases of manifestation of breakdown of law and order, and an outright neglect of moral values by university students on issues such as human dignity, national unity, sharing and personal responsibility. This study therefore sought to ascertain the role of university education in fostering national values among the youth in...


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