This research was conducted in Garissa Teachers’ Training College to investigate the
impact of perception on the academic performance of student teacher in science subjects
at Garissa teachers’ training college in Garissa District Kenya owing to repeated poor
performance. Various literatures from previous authors on the subject were cited.
Generally, it was found that a learner’s perception on a subject or concept affects the
interest, understanding and thus academic performance. Other factors that were found to
affect performance in the subjects included the availability of physical facilities in the
college, student’s motivation by their teachers, teacher’s classroom practices, teacher’s
personal qualities and sociocultural! religious beliefs, The research used descriptive
survey method to collect data. During the study, it came out clearly that most of the
respondents were below 25 years and most of those over 25 years were married. Most of
these feared science arguing that they studied it long time ago or their spouses
discouraged them. It also came out clearly that learners are not adequately motivated to
learn science. Socio-cultural /religious beliefs of the students negatively affect academic
performance according to the findings. The largest identified factor that negatively
affected learning and thus performance of science was luck of adequate and relevant
physical facilities such as laboratory, chemical reagents, apparatus and equipments. It
was recommended that there is need for improvement of the teaching approaches and
motivation of learners by the teachers. Teacher’s qualities should be improved through
in-service trainings for them to improve the attitude of the learners towards science.
Adequate physical facilities such as science laboratory, college farm, equipments,
reagents and library should be provided and in serious situations improvisation should be
encouraged. Students should be educated to alleviate the misconceptions that arise as a
result of socio-cultural and religious beliefs.
SALIM, M (2021). Students’ Perception And Academic Performance Of Student Teachers In Science Subjects At Garissa Teachers Training College- Garissa District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/students-perception-and-academic-performance-of-student-teachers-in-science-subjects-at-garissa-teachers-training-college-garissa-district
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SALIM, MR. . "Students’ Perception And Academic Performance Of Student Teachers In Science Subjects At Garissa Teachers Training College- Garissa District" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 01, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/students-perception-and-academic-performance-of-student-teachers-in-science-subjects-at-garissa-teachers-training-college-garissa-district