Local Language Policy Implementation and Assessment of Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Kyaka County Kyegegwa District Uganda

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ABSTRACT 

This study investigated local language policy implementation and assessment of pupils in lower primary classes in Kyaka county, Kyegegwa district Uganda. The study was based on the following objectives: to establish the demographic characteristics of the respondents in terms of gender, age, educational qualification, position held and number of years teaching experience; to find out the level of local language policy implementation in lower primary classes; to establish the level of assessment of pupils in lower primary classes in the primary schools under study and to determine if there is a significant relationship between the level of local language policy implementation and the level of assessment of pupils in selected primary schools. The study employed descriptive correlational design; Respondents of the study were Headteachers of the selected primary schools and all teachers in lower primary classes. 154 respondents participated in the study. Data was collected using non standardized questionnaires and analyzed using frequency counts for the demographic characteristics of the respondents. Using frequency counts, demographic characteristic of the respondents were established whereby the female respondents dominated with 56% whereas men comprised of 44%; 33% of the respondents were within the age group of 25-29. The majority of them were youngsters with 78% and of all respondents a Gill Teachers’ Certificate was their highest level of qualification with teaching experience of 1-3 years at 40 %~ The average mean for the level of local language policy implementation in all primary classes in the schools under study was moderate which implied that it was satisfactorily done hence good enough. It was also found out that the level of assessment of pupils was moderate which implied that it was good enough. There was also a moderate significant relationship between the level of local language policy implementation and level of assessment of pupils in lower primary classes. The hypothesis that there is no significant relationship between the level of local language policy implementation and the level of assessment of pupils was rejected and an alternative hypothesis was upheld. Skinner’s Behaviorist theory was proved relevant for the study. It concluded that local language policy implementation and assessment of pupils are still at a questionable level. It recommended that the programme needs more than mere stipulation in the National Policy on Education and should foster a meaningful, purposeful and functional primary education as enunciated in the National Policy on Education.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRELIMINARIES PAGE

DECLARATION A ii

DECLARATION B iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS iv

ABSTRACT v

TABLE OF CONTENTS vi

LIST OF ABBREVATIONS AND ACROYNS x

LIST OF TABLES xi

CHAPTER

ONE THE PROBLEM ANDITSSCOPE 1

Background of the Study 1

Statement of the Problem 5

Purpose of the Study 6

Research Objectives 7

Research Questions 7

Null Hypotheses 8

Scope 8

Significance of the Study 9

Operational Definitions of key Terms 9

TWO REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 11

Concepts, Opinions, Ideas from 11

Authors/Experts

Theoretical Perspective 16

Related Studies 19

THREE METHODOLOGY 23

Research Design 23

Research Population 23

Sample Size 23

Sample Procedures 24

Research Instruments 25

Validity and Reliability ofInstrument 25

Data Gathering Procedures 26

Data Analysis 27

Ethical Considerations 28

Limitations of the Study 28

Four PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA 30

Demographic Characteristics of the Respondents 30

Level of Local Language Policy Implementation 33

Level of Assessment of Pupils 38

Relationship Between Local Language Policy Implementation and Assessment of Pupils 44

Five FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 46

Summary 46

Conclusion 47

Recommendations 48

REFERENCE 50

APPENDICES

APPENDIX I A Transmittal Letter 54

APPENDIX I B Transmittal Letter For Respondents 55

APPENDIX II Clearance From Ethics Committee 56

APPENDIX III Informed Consent 57

APPENDIX IV A Face Sheet: Demographic Characteristics of The Respondents 58

APPENDIX IV B Questionnaire To Determine The Level of Local Language Policy Implementation 59

APPENDIX IV C Questionnaire To Determine The Level of Assessment of Pupils 61

APPENDIIX IV D Interview Guide for Local Language Policy Implementation 63

APPENDIX ISV E Interview Guide About Assessment of Pupils 64

APPENDIX V Sample Size Computation 65

APPENDIX VI Reliability/Validity 66

APPENDIX VII Researcher’s Curriculum Vitae 67


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Consults, E. & Jack, B (2022). Local Language Policy Implementation and Assessment of Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Kyaka County Kyegegwa District Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/local-language-policy-implementation-and-assessment-of-pupils-in-selected-primary-schools-in-kyaka-county-kyegegwa-district-uganda

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Consults, Education, and Beyanga Jack "Local Language Policy Implementation and Assessment of Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Kyaka County Kyegegwa District Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 23 Nov. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/local-language-policy-implementation-and-assessment-of-pupils-in-selected-primary-schools-in-kyaka-county-kyegegwa-district-uganda. Accessed 06 Dec. 2022.

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Consults, Education, and Beyanga Jack . "Local Language Policy Implementation and Assessment of Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Kyaka County Kyegegwa District Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 23 Nov. 2022. Web. 06 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/local-language-policy-implementation-and-assessment-of-pupils-in-selected-primary-schools-in-kyaka-county-kyegegwa-district-uganda >.

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Consults, Education and Jack, Beyanga . "Local Language Policy Implementation and Assessment of Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Kyaka County Kyegegwa District Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 06, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/local-language-policy-implementation-and-assessment-of-pupils-in-selected-primary-schools-in-kyaka-county-kyegegwa-district-uganda