The Kenya government through Free Primary Education (FPE) has provided
teaching/learning resources (curriculum guide, course books, reference books, teachers'
guides, relevant materials and equipment) to enhance teaching and learning in all public
schools. In many ECDE centres, these materials are scarce if any. This study sought to
determine the effects of teaching/learning materials on the academic performance among
ECDE learners in Mau-Narok Zone, Molo district. Data was collected through a survey
using a sample of 24 ECDE teachers selected from 6 randomly selected public primary
schools in Mau-Narok zone. Structured questionnaires were used to collect primary data and
secondary data was gathered from relevant records. Data was analyzed descriptively and
findings presented using frequency tables, graphs and pie charts. The key study findings are
as follows:- (I) FPE has led to high enrolment rates especially among ECDE learners (2)
There is improved supply of textbook but other teaching/learning material (plant/animal
charts, picture/photographs, radio/tape-recorders/TV and classroom shop) are inadequate in
most schools (3) Supplies of writing materials (books & Pens) have steadily improved but
not sufficient. (4) Library facilities are available but utilization still very low. (5) The
academic performance of schools has generally either not changed or dropped attributed to
high emolments, teacher shortage and inadequate teaching/learning materials. The study
recommends that: (I) Ministry or Education should employ more teachers to alleviate the
shortage. (2) Funds allocate for per capita teaching/learning materials should be increased in
proportional to pupil enrolment. ( 4) The FPE programme funds should be scaled up to cover
provision of school facilities such as classrooms & desks. (5) Campaigns should be carried
out to sensitize all stakeholders in education (parents, teachers & private sector) on their roles
in provision of improving the teaching/learning environment in schools.
KIPKECH, R (2021). The Effect of Teaching & Learning Materials on Academic Performance of ECDE Learners in Mau-narok Zone, Molo District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-teaching-learning-materials-on-academic-performance-of-ecde-learners-in-mau-narok-zone-molo-ditluct-rift-valley-province-kenya
KIPKECH, REUBEN "The Effect of Teaching & Learning Materials on Academic Performance of ECDE Learners in Mau-narok Zone, Molo District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-teaching-learning-materials-on-academic-performance-of-ecde-learners-in-mau-narok-zone-molo-ditluct-rift-valley-province-kenya. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.
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KIPKECH, REUBEN . "The Effect of Teaching & Learning Materials on Academic Performance of ECDE Learners in Mau-narok Zone, Molo District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-teaching-learning-materials-on-academic-performance-of-ecde-learners-in-mau-narok-zone-molo-ditluct-rift-valley-province-kenya