To Assess The Influence Of Students Altitude On The Relationship Between Type Of School And Student Performance (A Case Study Of Westland’s District)
Debates always revolves around which schools are better to take our children between public and private primary schools. The private schools are here to stay since the government license their operations so as to partner with private sector in offering education to the Kenyans children. There has always been insinuations that children in private schools are spoon fed and that their grades cannot compete favourably with those from public schools. Some public secondary schools are known to deny students from private schools admissions in favour of those from public schools even with lower grades except those admitted through the ministry of education. This study sought to establish the difference in performance between students who attended public primary schools and those who attended private primary schools when admitted to secondary schools. This was achieved through collecting K.C.S.E data and the type of schools the candidates attended from selected secondary schools in Westlands district and comparing the data using descriptive statistics. The study also sought to establish the influence of the student’s altitude on the relationship between the two groups. This was achieved through interviews and questionnaires. The students provided their motivating factors from their primary schools while the teachers provided their experiences and skills employed to motivate the students. Stratified and simple random sampling was used to select the schools in Westlands district. Two public secondary schools and one private secondary schools were picked. The study established that there is a slight difference in performance between the two groups with the students from private primary schools performing slightly better than those from public primary schools. Some of the reasons form better performance was motivation, fewer number of students per class, group work and availability of resources.
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