An Analysis on Factors Influencing Academic Performance among Secondary Schools in Embakasi Division of Nairobi Province.
Performance in secondary schools has been of great concern to administrators, parents, teachers and the students over the years. This is because it determines who will proceed to colleges and universities which are higher levels of learning. Poor performance has been an issue in the division. Though several research studies have been done in other areas, factors that affect academic performance in one area may be different from ones that affect performance in another area. This study will analyze the factor affecting academic performance in Embakasi Division. It will also investigate factors that contribute to poor performance besides the ones already mentioned. The research will be undertaken in Embakasi Division of Nairobi Province. The purpose of carrying out the study will be to find solutions to the academic performance in the division which has continued to be poor year in, year out. Five private schools and five public schools will be selected through random sampling. The students will be selected through stratified sampling. Teachers and parents will be picked trough random sampling. The study will be descriptive in nature. Pre-mock examination results and KCSE results for the last three years will be used to measure academic performance. Questionnaires will be used to get information on availability of physical facilities, teaching and learning materials, assessment of achievement (evaluation),completion of syllabus, teacher - students ratio, teachers’ qualification, teachers’ working conditions, inspection and supervision of teachers, parents’ attitudes, availability of basic needs, students attitude and motivation and students’ discipline. Descriptive statistics will be used to analyze data collected. From the research findings, discussion and conclusion will be made and a final report written, which will include recommendations of the researcher.
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