Investigation into factors leading to disparities in national examination performance among day and boarding primary schools in Igoji and Kanyakine zones
Kibaara, Tarsilla Mukwanjiru
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A number of studies have been conducted targeting to unearth the factors leading to disparities in national examination performance in rural and urban sectors, private and public schools but not much has been done in boarding and day schools. Therefore the problem of this study was to investigate factors leading to disparities in KePE performance in Public day and Boarding Primary Schools in Igoji and Kanyakine Zones. The Study has generated knowledge on the factors which have been investigated to both the educators and the public at large, and in turn improve entrants in Secondary Schools especially from Public day Primary Schools. The study has used purposive sampling technique to sample out schools, using the category of Public day and Boarding Primary Schools. The head teachers and the Area Education Officers, and the teachers were selected using the purposive sampling techniques. The class eight pupils were selected using simple probability technique. The total number of respondents was 106: eight head teachers, two Area Education Officers, Thirty two teachers and sixty four pupils from a total population of 372 persons. Data were collected using both questionnaires for head teachers, teachers and pupils and interview schedule for Area Education Officers. Data were analyzed using a Spearman Rank Order Correlation Coefficient (rho) to establish the correlation between the factors and examination performance.