Factors influencing academic performance of students In Kenya Certificate of Primary Education In Runyenjes Division Embu County, Kenya
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influence students' academic performance ofKC.P.E in Runyenjes Division, Embu County, beside it examined the prediction of KC.P.E. with the four independent factors namely; school leaderships, students' motivation, parents' participation in education and teacher establishment. The study used descriptive research design to achieve its objectives. A questionnaire was applied to the respondents to collect data on those factors. A content analysis and descriptive analysis was employed to analyse the collected data and the respondents' views. Tables presentations were used to present the collected data for ease of understanding. The influence of school leadership on academic performance in KC.P.E was indicated. The headteachers do not observe the leadership style that support good academic performance of the students. The influence of student motivation on academic performance in KC.P.E was indicated that students are not motivated. On influence of parents participation in supporting education to academic performance of students in KC.P.E., it was found that parents don't support education. On the influence of teacher establishment to students' academic performance in KC.P.E, it was found that the sampled schools did not have enough teachers and this greatly affected performance in KC.P.E.