National Examinations Performance; Fact And Factors-Case Study Of Ngooru Secondary School In Nyeri District

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ABSTRACT . study investigated causes of poor performance in Kenya Certificate of Education in N gooru

mdary school in Nyeri district, Kenya.

ms caiTied out on the background that performance of stndents in the school has generally been

•r over the years.

: study was guided by objectives of the study which included: to determine the effects of lack of

;hing and learuing aids/resources, absenteeism due to lack of school fees, poor attitndes towards the

;hers school and studies and weak academic entry behavior on performance.

) stndy was both descriptive and analytical. The primary data that was used in the research was

ained through questionnaires filled by stndents' teachers and the school administrators. The 40

:lent target respondents represented the population of 161 students in total.

) study established that there is a scarcity of teaching and learning aids and resources in the school,

re has been a high rate of absenteeism due to lack of school fees, the students have been having

Jr attitudes towards the teachers, school and stndies and that many students joining the school had

v marks at form one.

e study suggest that: their should be improvement on the quality and quantity of teaching and

rning aids/resources , parents should malce every effort to pay school fees on time, there should be

:reased guidance and counseling to help change the attitndes of the stndents towards their teachers,

.dies, and that although the entry grades of the stndents to the school are low, the leaving grades of

>st of them are even lower thus a need to address the issue .

. e findings of this research will help the school administrators, teachers, parents and other policy

tkers in formulating ways and means of reducing the rate of poor academic performance hence

proving the schools performance.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
)ECLARATION ................................................................................... ii

\.PPROVAL ........................................................................................ iii

)EDICATION ................................................................................ iv

1.CKNOWLEDGMENT ..................................................................... : .................................................... v

,BSTRACT ................................................................................. vi

'ABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................................................... vii

IST OF TABLES ..................................................................................... x

IST OF FIGURES ······················································································ X

1EFINATIONS OF TERMS .............................................................. xi

HAPTER ONE .................................................................................... !

JTRODUCTION ........................................................................... !

0 Overview ................................................................................................................. !

1 Background to the study .................................. ,. ................................................... !

2 Statement of the problem ............................................................. 2

3 Purpose of the Study ............................................................................ 3

~Objectives of the Study .......................................................................... 3

; Research Questions .................................................................................. 3

) Significance of the Study ....................................................................... 3

' Scope of Study ................................................................................... 4

'.1 Geographical scope of the study ................................................................. 4

.2 Content scope of the study ............................................................................... 4

APTER TWO ....................................................................................... 5

~ERATURE REVIEW .................................. .' .................................................... 5

Overview ........................................................................................... 5

Teaching and learning aids/resources and academic performance ..................................................... 5

Effect of absenteeism due to lack of school fees on academic performance ...................................... 5

Effect of poor attitudes towards teachers, school and studies on academic performance .................. 6

Students' entry behaviour and academic performance ....................................................................... 6

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2HAPTER THREE ........................................................................................................... 7

lliSEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY ...................................................... 7

1.0 Overview ....................................................................................................... 7

·, .1 Research design ...................................................................................... 7

·.2 Population ............................................................................................... 7

.3 Sample size and selection ............................................................................................... 7

.4 Research instruments ............................................................................ 8

.5 Data collection .................................................................................................... 8

.6 Methods of data analysis .................................................................... 8

.7Ethical considerations ............................................................................... 9

.8 Limitations ..................................................................................... 9

HAPTER FOUR ............................................................................................. I 0

ESEARCH FINDINGS ....................................................................................... I 0

0 Overview ................................................................................................. ! 0

1 Data presentation ............................................................................ ,. ................................................. 1 0

2 Data interpretation and analysis ..................................................................... 12

2.1 Results of table 1 .......................................................................................... 12

U Results of table 2 ........................................................................................................................... 14

U Results oftable3,4,5 ...................................................................................................................... 15

~. 4 Results of table 6 and 7 ................................................................................ 18

!APTER FIVE ........................................................................................ 19

3CUSSION, SUMMARY AND RECCOMENDATIONS ...................................... 19

Discussion ................................................................................................. I 9

Summary ........................................................................................................................................... 19

Recommendations ................................................................................. 19

FERENCES ................................................................................................ 21

>ENDIX .................................................................................................................. 22

\BARCH INSTRUMENTS .............................................................................................................. 22

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Research, S. (2022). National Examinations Performance; Fact And Factors-Case Study Of Ngooru Secondary School In Nyeri District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/national-examinations-performance-fact-and-factors-case-study-of-ngooru-secondary-school-in-nyeri-district

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Research, SSA "National Examinations Performance; Fact And Factors-Case Study Of Ngooru Secondary School In Nyeri District" Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/national-examinations-performance-fact-and-factors-case-study-of-ngooru-secondary-school-in-nyeri-district. Accessed 01 Feb. 2023.

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Research, SSA . "National Examinations Performance; Fact And Factors-Case Study Of Ngooru Secondary School In Nyeri District". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 01 Feb. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/national-examinations-performance-fact-and-factors-case-study-of-ngooru-secondary-school-in-nyeri-district >.

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Research, SSA . "National Examinations Performance; Fact And Factors-Case Study Of Ngooru Secondary School In Nyeri District" Afribary (2022). Accessed February 01, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/national-examinations-performance-fact-and-factors-case-study-of-ngooru-secondary-school-in-nyeri-district