Factors influencing academic performance of girls at secondary level in Awendo constituency, Migori county, Kenya
This study was conceived on realization that Awendo constituency girl school performed below per in Kenya certificate of Secondary Education. It therefore set the stage to find out factors affecting academic performance of girls at secondary level in Awendo Constituency. The researcher used stratified random sampling with questionnaire and interview schedule to collect the data. The data was then analyzed using descriptive statistics and SPSS. The factors which may affect girl’s performance in Awendo constituency included influence of cultural beliefs and practices, influence of household chores, sexual behavior and harassment, school location and quality. The study makes far reaching recommendations to arrest factors affecting performance of girls in Awendo constituency. These include reducing cultural beliefs that affect girl child education, reduce time spent on house hold chores by putting girls in boarding schools, and reduce much involvement in sexual behavior among peers through sex education and putting girls in boarding schools with better facilities.