The Influence Of Home And School-based Factors On Performance Of Girls In Science Subjects In K.C.S.E In Kilungu District, Makueni County
The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of school and home based factors on performance of girls in science subjects at K.C.S.E level in Kilungu District, Kenya. The study intended to achieve the following objectives: to find out the general condition of students' performance in science subjects in Kenya; to acess whether there is any relationship between parents level of education and students performance in science subjects; to find out whether there is any relationship between parents' socio-economic status and students' performance in science subjects; to .examine whether there is any relationship between curriculum implementation and students performance in science subjects. The researcher adopted the Ex-Post facto design and targeted head teachers and Form Four students in secondary schools in Kilungu District, Makueni County. The main research instrument was the questionnaires. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences software programme. The study established that girls were disadvantaged in science related discipline because some were made to believe that it was a male dominated subject. In this context, the study recommends that the Ministry of Education (MOE) should encourage schools to provide rewards to girls who excel in schools.