Secondary School Education Development Programme (Ssedp) and Academic Performance in Tanzania, A Case Study of Dar-Es-Salaam City

ABSTRACT 

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the increased secondary school education enrolment and the quality of education as a result of the launching of the Secondary school education development programme (SSEDP) in Tanzania where Dar-es-salaam city was the case study considering five schools to constitute tl1e sample framework. These were Jangwani Girls SS, Zanaki Girls SS, Azania Boys S.S, Benjamin Mkapa (mixed) SS and Dar-es-salaam ss. The study was guided by objectives such as examining the teacher's capacity to deliver materials, guidelines, supervision and monitoring students behavior and academic performance, assessing the amount and capacity of learning facilities and ingredients like classrooms, toilets, laboratories and dormitories in relation to the ever increasing numbers; assessing the number of teaching staff and materials in relation to ever increasing staff and materials in relation to ever increasing numbers and students behaviors and academic performance. The study was carried out against the background that the inadequate facilities and teachings materials due to increased number of students resulting from prior planning to the launching of SSEDP programme in Tanzania is the major cause of the problem. The research design of the study involved primary and secondary data, where primary data was collected using qualitative methods such as interviews, FGDS and observation and quantitative methods of collecting primary data had questionnaires as the major basis; secondary data was sought through documentary analysis from different libraries such as K.1.U library. A sample size of 120 respondents was used where, 30 were policy makers with the ministry of education and vocational training, 30 were teaching staff and administrators from the five fore mentioned schools and 60 were students from the five schools consisting of males and females. Data was analyzed desenfitively XII and analytically using statistical methods were percentages were integrated into tables, charts and graphs. The findings of the study revealed that; there is a general inadequacy of teachers and teaching materials such as text books, classrooms, toilets, dormitories among others; many semi-qualified teachers are used, and students behaviours are poor making it difficult for them to concentrate on studies all of which accounting for poor academic performance of students in the national examinations. The researcher concluded by suggesting that the government of Tanzania should reform on the SSEDP to improve on it by especially providing more scholastic materials and training more teachers in order to realize positive results.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ..................................................................................................... I

APPROVAL .......................................................................................................... 11

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

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

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

LIST OF TABLES ............................................................................................................. viii

LIST OF FIGURES ............................................................................................................ ix

ACRONYMS ...................................................................................................................... X

DEFINITION OF TERMS ............................................................................................... xi

ABSTRACT. . . ........................................................... " ....................................................... X 11

CHAPTER ONE ................................................................................................................ I

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................ I

1.1 Background to the study .......... ..

1.2 Statement of the problem ........ .

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

1.4 Objectives of the study ............................................................................ 3

1.5 Hypothesis of the study ............................................................................... 4

1.6 Significance of the study ..................................................................... 4

1.7 Scope of the study ........................................................................................ 5

1.8 Limitations to the study ............................................................................... 5

1. 9 Research questions ...................................................................................... 6

CHAPTER TWO ............................................................................................................... 7

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE ....................................................................... 7

2.1 Introduction ................................................................................................... 7

2. 2 Teacher's effectiveness ................................................................................ 7

2.4 Quality and quantity of properties (facilities) ....................................... 13

2.5 Language ..................................................................................................... 14

2.6 Administration ............................................................................................. 15

2. 7 School auxiliary services ............................................................................ 16 

CHAPTER THREE ......................................................................................................... 18

METHODOLOGY ........................................................................................................... 18

3.1 Introduction........ . 18

3.2 Research design..................... 18

3.3 Area and population of study... .. .. ........ 19

3.4 Sample selection and size........................ .. ........ 20

3.5 Methods of data collection ........................................................................ 22

3.5.1 Interview method ........................................................................................ 22

3.5.2 Observation method ................................................................................... 23

3.5.3 Focused group discussion ........................................................................... 23

3.5.4 Questionnaire ............................................................................................... 24

3.5.5 Documentary review ................................................................................... 24

3.6 Validity of the study....................... . .............................................. 25

3.7 Reliability of the study instruments ..................................................... : ... 26

3.8 Data analysis ............................................................................................... 26

3.9 Procedure of data collection, recording of data, and writing of the report ......

CHAPTER FOUR ........................................................................................................... 27

PRESENTATION OF FIN DINGS .............................................................................. 27

4. 1 Introduction ................................................................................................. 27

4.2 The participation of the respondents .......................................... 27

4.3 The field findings .................................................................................. 30

4.3.1 Inadequate number of teaching staff ...................................................... 31 

CHAPTER FIVE ............................................................................................................. 43

RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS ....................................................... .J3

5.1 Introduction ............. .

5.2 Recommendations.

5.3 Conclusion ........ 43

REFERENCES ................................................................................................................ 47

Appendix A: Questionnaire for school administrators and teaching staff .............. 50

Appendix B ............................................................................................................ 53

Appendix C. ...................................................................................................................... 56

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Consults, E. (2022). Secondary School Education Development Programme (Ssedp) and Academic Performance in Tanzania, A Case Study of Dar-Es-Salaam City. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/secondary-school-education-development-programme-ssedp-and-academic-performance-in-tanzania-a-case-study-of-dar-es-salaam-city

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Consults, Education "Secondary School Education Development Programme (Ssedp) and Academic Performance in Tanzania, A Case Study of Dar-Es-Salaam City" Afribary. Afribary, 08 Sep. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/secondary-school-education-development-programme-ssedp-and-academic-performance-in-tanzania-a-case-study-of-dar-es-salaam-city. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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Consults, Education . "Secondary School Education Development Programme (Ssedp) and Academic Performance in Tanzania, A Case Study of Dar-Es-Salaam City". Afribary, Afribary, 08 Sep. 2022. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/secondary-school-education-development-programme-ssedp-and-academic-performance-in-tanzania-a-case-study-of-dar-es-salaam-city >.

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Consults, Education . "Secondary School Education Development Programme (Ssedp) and Academic Performance in Tanzania, A Case Study of Dar-Es-Salaam City" Afribary (2022). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/secondary-school-education-development-programme-ssedp-and-academic-performance-in-tanzania-a-case-study-of-dar-es-salaam-city

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