The Influence of Students Enrolment on Effective Utilization of Available Teaching/learning Resources in the Community Secondary Schools-the case of Arusha City Council Secondary Schools

Mfangavo, Karim Ismail (2015) The Influence of Students Enrolment on Effective Utilization of Available Teaching/learning Resources in the Community Secondary Schools-the case of Arusha City Council Secondary Schools. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate for the student enrolment as compared to available to teaching and learning resources in the Community secondary schools in Arusha city Council. The study intended to explore teacher student class ratio, student book ratio, number of class taught per teacher in a week and to examine number of human resources in the community secondary schools in Arusha City Council. The study employed descriptive research design by applying the qualitative and quantitative approach. The data were collected through interviews and focused group discussions. The findings revealed that there were no correlations between teacher- student ratios as the teachers were confronted with large number of students in the class. In this case, the facilitator faced challenges especially teaching and learning techniques. Mostly, they adopted lecture method which implies one way traffic mode concerning teaching-learning process. There was no correlation between books and enrolled students. Obviously, this affected students’ performance in their tests and examinations since these methods are not effective in the teaching –learning process. Teachers had excellent qualifications since most of them had obtained bachelor degrees and Diplomas in education. The study also revealed that teachers were facing hardship conditions and they were taking long time without being promoted. As a result the overall performance was not good but it could be improved if the above weaknesses were corrected as recommended in the study. It is recommended that government should provide adequate resources based on modern technologies to facilitate especially the teaching and learning in large groups.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 11:02
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 11:02
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1107

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