The impact of History teaching/learning resources on student performance in KCSE History examinations: A case of Tigania and Igembe districts Meru County, Kenya
Muriira, Isabella Mwathwana
Gathumbi Agnes W.
Gongera Enock George
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This study set to establish the impact which influenced academic performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) History examination in Tigania and Igembe Districts, Meru County Kenya. This study aimed at establishing how learning and teaching resources impact on performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) History examination in Tigania and Igembe Districts, Meru County Kenya. The study covered the period between 2005 and 2009. It involved public and private secondary schools (mixed and single sex, boarding and day school). The study was conducted using descriptive survey design. The study used probability sampling where simple random sampling was employed. The collection of data was done using questionnaires for head teachers and teachers, interview guide for parents, and focus group discussion with form three History students. The data was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) computer program and descriptive statistics. Chi square was used to test the null hypotheses. It was found that teachinglearning resources are statistically significant in learning and teaching of History. From the findings, most schools in the two districts (75%) lacked a library and of those schools which have a library only 18.2% are adequately stocked with History learning /teaching resources.