Physical Facilities And Academic Performance Of Science In Ruchu Girls Secondary School, Maragua District, Kenya

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ........................................................................ .i

APPROVAL ....... ......................................................................... ii

DEDICATION ................................................................... iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................ .iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................... v

LIST OF FIGURES ........................................................................ vii

ABSTRACT ......................................................................... viii

PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE ....................................................... 1

INTRODUCTION .......................................................................... 1

Rationale of the study ......................................................................... 1

Theory ... ................................................................................ 2

Review of the related literature .......................................... 6

Lighting and academic performance ........................................ 6

Building Age and Quality ................................................... 7

Class Size and academic performance ........................... 8

School Size and academic performance ....... ............................. 8

Significance of the study .......................................................... 9

Objectives ................................................................. 10

Research Questions ................................................. 11

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ..................................... ............. 12

Design ........................ ................................................... 12

Environment .................................................... 12

Respondents ........................................................................ 12

Instruments .................................................................. 12

Data collection procedures ................................................... 13

Statistical treatment of Data .......................................... 13

PRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS ... ....14

Introduction .......................................................... 14

Demographic characteristics of respondents ............. 14

The relationship between lighting and academic performance of science students ................................ 15

Relationship between building age and quality and academic performance of science students .......... 16

The relation ship between class size and academic performance of science students ....................... 18

SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ....... 20

Introduction ........................................... 20

Summary of the major findings .................................. 20

The relationship between lighting and academic performance of science students ..... ................................ 20

Relationship between building age and quality and academic performance of science students .......................... 21

The relationship between class size and academic performance of science students .......................................... 21

Conclusions ..................... ............................................ 22

The relationship between lighting and academic performance ......... 22

The relationship between building age and quality and academic

performance of science students ....... ........................ ............................................. 22

The relationship between class size and academic performance of science

students . ... ...................................................................................................................... 22

Recommendations ....................................................................................................... 24

BIBLIOGRAPHY ............................................................................................................ 25

UN PUBLISHED MATERIAL ..................................................................................... 26

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE STUDENTS ............................ ................................. 27

Vl

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Below shows respondents age brackets ............................................................... 14

Table 2: Status of the relationship between lighting and academic performance ............. 15


ABSTRACT


This study determined physical facilities of schools
in relation to

Academic performance of science students. It determines the profile of the respondents and determined the relationship between lighting and academic performance of science students, determined the relationship between building age and quality and academic performance of science students and determined the relationship between class size and academic performance of science students. The first objective was to find out the relationship between lighting and academic performance of science students. The findings reveal that lack of lights in the school stops students from reading and therefore negatively affects their academic performance. Also, it was revealed that the poor lighting of the school affects the eye sight of the students which naturally affects their academic performance. The second objective of the study was to find out if the state of building age and its quality affects academic performance. The finds reveal that poor buildings stop school authorities from buying science equipment necessary for students to learnThe third objective was to find out if class size has any effect on

academic performance of science students. The findings revealed the big class size stops some students from hearing what the teacher is teaching and this affects academic performance.

The study focused on the failure by students to hear what the teacher is teaching because of the big size of the class, the failure by the teacher to notice who misses classes and the failure by teachers to give exercises and tests to students because of the over whelming no students in class.The following recommendations are based on the findings and conclusions; The school authorities should ask for facilitation from government to renovate and construct new building structures for the school, the government should make it a point that it budgets money for construction and renovation of its schools and the school authorities should put in place better lighting system in order to help students read their books.


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Research, S. (2022). Physical Facilities And Academic Performance Of Science In Ruchu Girls Secondary School, Maragua District, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/physical-facilities-and-academic-performance-of-science-in-ruchu-girls-secondary-school-maragua-district-kenya

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Research, SSA "Physical Facilities And Academic Performance Of Science In Ruchu Girls Secondary School, Maragua District, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/physical-facilities-and-academic-performance-of-science-in-ruchu-girls-secondary-school-maragua-district-kenya. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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Research, SSA . "Physical Facilities And Academic Performance Of Science In Ruchu Girls Secondary School, Maragua District, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Aug. 2022. Web. 13 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/physical-facilities-and-academic-performance-of-science-in-ruchu-girls-secondary-school-maragua-district-kenya >.

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Research, SSA . "Physical Facilities And Academic Performance Of Science In Ruchu Girls Secondary School, Maragua District, Kenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/physical-facilities-and-academic-performance-of-science-in-ruchu-girls-secondary-school-maragua-district-kenya

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