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dc.contributor.advisorOkatcha, F. M.
dc.contributor.authorKeino, Josephine
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-27T06:58:23Z
dc.date.available2015-01-27T06:58:23Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/12106
dc.descriptionDepartment of Educational Psychology,102p. 2005, LB 3060.24.K4.K4en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed at establishing some factors contributing to poor KCSE results in Lamu District as perceived by students, teachers and parents. -- Lamu District in coast Province consists of seven divisions. The district was selected due to its long record of poor KCSE results. The sample for the study consisted of three hundred and six people, among them two hundred students from three sampled schools; fifty parents, forty seven teachers and six ministry of education officers from divisional and district levels. Data was collected by use of students' and parents' questionnaires, focused group discussions with teachers, interview schedule for head teachers and ministry of education officers and observation of records. Data was coded and analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Descriptive and qualitative statistics was used to describe and summarize the data. Pearson product moment correlation was used to enable comparison and analysis of relationships between variables. The findings showed different causes and emphasis by different groups as per the core cau~ of poor performance. ~ \VCf issues that all the groups pointed out unanimously. The students, teachers and parents observed that student indiscipline is a problem in many schools. Other issues noted included rampant use of vernacular language, lack of foresight on the importance of education and; passive participation in the learning process by students. Time management by students and teachers, inadequate resources and learning materials, student absenteeism, and lack of motivation among teachers and students were strongly cited as causes of poor performance in KCSE examination, The local community was seen as carrying little weight on education matters, while some cultural practices such as attending "madrassa "exhausts students because of the rigorous nature of the classes. In brief the researcher concludes that the manner in which the students use time, the group and activities he or she engage in and the seriousness with which he take education playa great role in determining examination results. However, left on his own, the student cannot achieve much. He relies on the indispensable guidance, commitment and active participation of their subject teachers and good administration. The material support, encouragement and active participation of parents in all school matters is crucial in contributing toward the creation of conducive learningenvironment. The researcher recommendsthat students need to be sensitized by their teachers and parents on the importance of education and the need to prepare continuously for national examinations. This should lead them to take personal responsibility in academic matters. Parents and teachers should step up efforts and commitment in all student academicendeavors. This study aimed at establishing some factors contributing to poor KCSE results in Lamu District as perceived by students, teachers and parents. -- Lamu District in coast Province consists of seven divisions. The district was selected due to its long record of poor KCSE results. The sample for the study consisted of three hundred and six people, among them two hundred students from three sampled schools; fifty parents, forty seven teachers and six ministry of education officers from divisional and district levels. Data was collected by use of students' and parents' questionnaires, focused group discussions with teachers, interview schedule for head teachers and ministry of education officers and observation of records. Data was coded and analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Descriptive and qualitative statistics was used to describe and summarize the data. Pearson product moment correlation was used to enable comparison and analysis of relationships between variables. The findings showed different causes and emphasis by different groups as per the core cause of poor performance. VCf issues that all the groups pointed out unanimously. The students, teachers and parents observed that student indiscipline is a problem in many schools. Other issues noted included rampant use of vernacular language, lack of foresight on the importance of education and; passive participation in the learning process by students. Time management by students and teachers, inadequate resources and learning materials, student absenteeism, and lack of motivation among teachers and students were strongly cited as causes of poor performance in KCSE examination, The local community was seen as carrying little weight on education matters, while some cultural practices such as attending "madrassa "exhausts students because of the rigorous nature of the classes. In brief the researcher concludes that the manner in which the students use time, the group and activities he or she engage in and the seriousness with which he take education playa great role in determining examination results. However, left on his own, the student cannot achieve much. He relies on the indispensable guidance, commitment and active participation of their subject teachers and good administration. The material support, encouragement and active participation of parents in all school matters is crucial in contributing toward the creation of conducive learningenvironment. The researcher recommendsthat students need to be sensitized by their teachers and parents on the importance of education and the need to prepare continuously for national examinations. This should lead them to take personal responsibility in academic matters. Parents and teachers should step up efforts and commitment in all student academicendeavors.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
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dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.titleA study of some factors contributing to poor KCSE examination results in Lamu district as perceived by students, teachers, and parentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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