School Environment and Academic Performance of Pupils in Selected Public Primary Schools in Yei County South Sudan

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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

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

AKNOWLEDGEMENT .............................................................................................. iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................ V

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

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THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE aaa11a11aaaaa •••••••••••••••••••••a•a••••aaa••••••••••••••••••••a1111a 1

Background of the study ........................................................................................ 1

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

Purpose of the study ............................................................................................. 3

Research objectives ............................................................................................... 3

Research questions ............................................................................................... 3

Null hypothesis ..................................................................................................... 4

Scope of the study ................................................................................................ 4

Significance of the study ........................................................................................ 5

Operational definitions of key terms ....................................................................... 5

CHAPTER TWO .•...•....•.....•.••••....•......•..•.•.........••...••.•••.••••.••••••••••••••••....•..•...... 6

LITERATURE REVIEW .................... a aa •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 6

Concepts, ideas and opinions from other experts /authors ....................................... 6

Introduction .......................................................................................................... 6

Theoretical Perspective .......................................................................................... 7

Level of school environment .................................................................................. 9

Building and physical environment and academic performance of pupils ................... 9

Principal leadership and academic performance of pupils ......................................... 9

School social structure and academic performance ................................................ 10

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Level of school environment and academic performance ........................................ 10

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M ETHQDQLOGY •••••••a a a a 11 ■ a a••• a ■■■ 111111 ••••• 1111 a 1111 11111111 a•• 1111 a•• a 1111 a 1111 ■ ••• 11111111 •••• •••• •• ■■ 1111 ••• ••• •• aa a•••• a 13

Research Design ................................................................................................. 13

Research population ............................................................................................ 13

Sample size and sampling procedure .................................................................... 13

Research instruments .......................................................................................... 14

Validity and reliability of the instrument ................................................................ 15

Data gathering procedures ................................................................................... 15

Data analysis ...................................................................................................... 16

Ethical considerations .......................................................................................... 16

Limitations of the study ....................................................................................... 16

CHAPTER FOUR •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••.•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 18

PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA .................... 18

Introduction ........................................................................................................ 18

CHAPTER FIVE •••• II •••••••••••• II II ••••••••• 1111111111 ••••• II ••••••••••••••••• D 111111 II ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 27

FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 27

Introduction ........................................................................................................ 27

FINDINGS ........................................................................................................... 27

CONCLUSION ...................................................................................................... 31

RECOMMENDATIONS .......................................................................................... 32

Recommendations for Future Research ................................................................. 33

REFERENCES •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 34

APPENDIX IA ...................................................................................................... 37

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT FACE SHEET AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHART OF .................. 37

ABSTRACT This study explored the school environment and academic performance of pupils In Selected Public Primary Schools in Yei County, South Sudan. The central research questions were "i) what is the profile of the pupils as to; age, gender, rank in the family and level of learning? ii) What is the level of school environment of the pupils? iii) What is the level of academic performance of the pupils? iv) Is there a significant relationship between the level of school environment and academic performance of pupils in Yei County, South Sudan". To answer these questions, data were collected from teachers in 10 government primary schools in Yei County division. A total number of 550 questionnaires were sent out and successfully responded to. The study employed a descriptive correlation survey design and expo facto whereby both the Qualitative and quantitative paradigms for the research design. Simple statistical methods like frequency analysis, percentages and SPSS were used for data analysis. The findings of this study are imperative for educational planning and management that environment had a negative impact on the student performance and this opinion was found to be rue by the teachers' perceptions about school environment and academic performance Jf pupils. The study recommended; Environmental considerations should be embedded n teacher education and in school management training, so that these important elements are not relegated to the 'background noise' of educational discourse and environmental improvement in schools should be locally driven, user-led and embedded n pedagogy.

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APA

Frontiers, E. & STEPHEN, Y (2022). School Environment and Academic Performance of Pupils in Selected Public Primary Schools in Yei County South Sudan. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/school-environment-and-academic-performance-of-pupils-in-selected-public-primary-schools-in-yei-county-south-sudan

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and YAKANI STEPHEN "School Environment and Academic Performance of Pupils in Selected Public Primary Schools in Yei County South Sudan" Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/school-environment-and-academic-performance-of-pupils-in-selected-public-primary-schools-in-yei-county-south-sudan. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and YAKANI STEPHEN . "School Environment and Academic Performance of Pupils in Selected Public Primary Schools in Yei County South Sudan". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 26 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/school-environment-and-academic-performance-of-pupils-in-selected-public-primary-schools-in-yei-county-south-sudan >.

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Frontiers, Edu and STEPHEN, YAKANI . "School Environment and Academic Performance of Pupils in Selected Public Primary Schools in Yei County South Sudan" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 26, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/school-environment-and-academic-performance-of-pupils-in-selected-public-primary-schools-in-yei-county-south-sudan