Influence of social stratification on academic performance of public and private secondary school students in Nairobi county
The study focuses on the influence of social strati fication on academic performance of secondary school students. This was done on selected secondar y schools in Nairobi County. The study was carried out to investigate various dimensions of so cial stratification that interact with each other to have an impact on academic achievement of studen ts. It assessed the role of school and home in influencing academic performance of students. Fo r the purpose of this study, data was collected from three hundred students in both priva te and public schools, fifty teachers and fifty parents. Primary data wascollected through structured questi onnaires which were administered to selected students and their teachers. Students and their hea d teachers were required to fill in the structured questionnaire.Secondary data wasobtained from revie wing related literature which was useful for the researcher to know what other researchers have found out on the same topic as well as to have a theoretical framework on which to base the c urrent study. Data was presented in form of graphs, pie charts, t ables, simple percentages and in descriptive words. The data was then subjected to vigorous anal ysis which gave tangible outcome of the study. The study intended to find out if social st ratification is a major influence on academic performance of students in Nairobi County.