The Factors Affecting Academic Performance Of Girl Child Education In Selected Secondary Schools In Kiharu Division, Muranga East District

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ABSTRACT

The study looked at assessing the factors affecting academic performance of girl child education in selected secondary schools in Kiharu division Muranga East district. There are direct and opportunity costs of education which has strong negative effects on female educational opportunities. The purpose of this study was to assess the factors affecting performance of girl child education in relation to access, participation and completion rates in

kiharu division Muranga East district. The objectives of the study were be to; determine the influence of socio-economic factors such as poverty, direct and opportunity costs of schooling on girl child education performance. Analyze the effect of influence of socio-cultural factors such as early marriages and priority given to girls' future roles as mothers on girl child education performance. Determine the influence of political factors such as inadequate public support and unclear policies on girl child performance and suggest promising interventions to promote female education. The study sought to bring out the current state of knowledge on the socioeconomic,

socio-cultural, and political factors influencing female participation in education. The study adopted a survey research method. target population was 246 teachers, and 1487 students

(DEO'S staff records for secondary schools Muranga East District, 2008).The sample included all the 25 head teachers and 150 students. The researcher used questionnaires to collect data.

Both qualitative analyses descriptive statistics involving tabulations, graphs and percentages was used to analyze the data. The findings were presented in terms of tables and charts and discussions of the findings after every pictorial presentation. A summary, conclusion and recommendations with suggestion for further diagnostic research were made.


Table of Contents

DECLARATION ................................................................................................................ ii

APPROV AL ....................................................................................................... iii

DEDICATION ................................................................................................... iv

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT .................................................................................................. v

NOTATIONS AND ACRONYMS .................................................................................... ix

LIST OF TABLES .............................................................................................................. x

LIST OF FIGURES ............................................................................................................ xi

ABSTRACT .......................................................................................................... xii

CHAPTER ONE ................................................................................................................. 1

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................... l

1.0 General Introduction ..................................................................................................... 1

1. 1 Background to the Study .......................................................................................... 2

1.2 Problem Statement ................................................................................................... 2

1.3 Objectives ................................................................................................................. 3

1.3.0 General Objective ................................................................................................... 3

1.3.l Specific Objectives ................................................................................................. 3

1.4 Research Questions ....................................................................................................... 3

1.5 Significance of the Study .............................................................................................. 4

1.6 Scope of the Study .................................................................................................... 4

1.7 Conclusion .............................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.

CHAPTER TWO ............................................................................................................. 5

LITERATURE REVIEW .................................................................................................... 5

2.0 Introduction .................................................................................................... 5

2.1 Theoretical framework .................................................................................................. 5

2.2 Conceptual Framework ................................................................................................. 6

2.3 Socio-economic Factors ................................................................................................ 6

2.4 Socio-cultural Factors ................................................................................................. 7

2.5 Political Factors ............................................................................................................. 8

2.8 Intervention Measures ................................................................................................... 8

2.9 Conclusion ........................................................................................................... 9

CHAPTER THREE ........................................................................................................... 11

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ...................................................................................... 11

3.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................... 11

3.1 Research Design .......................................................................................................... 11

3.2 Location of the Study .................................................................................................. 11

3.3 Target Population ........................................................................................................ 12

3.4 Sampling Techniques and Sample Size ...................................................................... 12

3.5 Research Instruments .................................................................................................. 13

3.6 Validity and Reliability of Instruments ....................................................................... 14

3.6.1 Validity ........................................................................................................... 14

3.6.2 Reliability ............................................................................................................. 14

3.7 Data Collection Procedures ......................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.

3.8 Data Analysis Plan ...................................................................................................... 15

3.9 Conclusion ................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.

CHAPTER FOUR ............................................................................................................. 16

RESEARCH FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS .............................................................. 16

4.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................... 16

4.1 Socio-economic factors ............................................................................................... 16

4.4 Policy and socio-cultural issues .................................................................................. 20

4.6 Intervention measures ................................................................................................. 21

4.7 Conclusion .......................................................................................................... 21

CHAPTER FIVE ............................................................................................................... 23

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ....................................... 23

5.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................... 23

5.1 Summary ............................................................................................................. 23

5 .2 Conclusion ........................................................................24

5 .3 Recommendations ....................................................................................................... 25

REFERENCES ............................................................................................................. 26

APPENDIX (I) .............................................................................................................. 28

APPENDIX (II) ............................................................................................................... 30

APPENDIX (III): .............................................................................................................. 32


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APA

Research, S. (2022). The Factors Affecting Academic Performance Of Girl Child Education In Selected Secondary Schools In Kiharu Division, Muranga East District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-factors-affecting-academic-performance-of-girl-child-education-in-selected-secondary-schools-in-kiharu-division-muranga-east-district

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Research, SSA "The Factors Affecting Academic Performance Of Girl Child Education In Selected Secondary Schools In Kiharu Division, Muranga East District" Afribary. Afribary, 21 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-factors-affecting-academic-performance-of-girl-child-education-in-selected-secondary-schools-in-kiharu-division-muranga-east-district. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "The Factors Affecting Academic Performance Of Girl Child Education In Selected Secondary Schools In Kiharu Division, Muranga East District". Afribary, Afribary, 21 Aug. 2022. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-factors-affecting-academic-performance-of-girl-child-education-in-selected-secondary-schools-in-kiharu-division-muranga-east-district >.

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Research, SSA . "The Factors Affecting Academic Performance Of Girl Child Education In Selected Secondary Schools In Kiharu Division, Muranga East District" Afribary (2022). Accessed November 30, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-factors-affecting-academic-performance-of-girl-child-education-in-selected-secondary-schools-in-kiharu-division-muranga-east-district