A survey of the problems encountered by primary school teachers in teaching mathematics in lower primary classes in Migori educational zone of Migori educational division of south nyanza district Kenya
Ondimu, Justus Anyona
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The main purpose of this study was to survey the problems encountered by primary school teachers in teaching mathematics in lower primary classes, The investigator used a questionnaire to investigate the problems encountered by these teachers. The number of respondents to each item was determined from the tabulated results. Using this number, the researcher numerated the problems which were common to most of the lower primary school teachers in Migori educational zone. The results from this study indicated that there was over enrolment of pupils in lower primary classes, there was lack of teaching and learning aids, there were insufficient facilities which teachers use when teaching mathematics and teachers are not offered frequent opportunities to attend refresher courses. To elevate some of these problems which teachers encounter in the mentioned zone the investigator recommended that more teachers be posted to Migori zone, ministry of education to organise more refresher courses for these teachers and parents to supply sufficient stationery to the pupils and adequate supply sufficient stationery to the pupils and adequate facilities to the schools.