Factors Affecting Pupils’ Performance in Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in Ruangwa District, Lindi Region, Tanzania

Kasinyo, Mohamedi Bakari (2015) Factors Affecting Pupils’ Performance in Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in Ruangwa District, Lindi Region, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Education is the process by which the individual acquires knowledge and skills necessary for appreciating and adapting to the environment and the ever changing political, cultural, technological and social-economic conditions of the society and the means as means of realizing one’s full potential. The aim of this study was to investigate the “Factors Affecting Pupils’ Performance in Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in Ruangwa District, Lindi Region, Tanzania. The study methods utilized qualitative and descriptive statistics with random sampling technique to select 165 respondents comprised of 8 standard seven pupils of the year 2013 with poor reading and writing skills but passed PSLE, 87 standard seven pupils of the year 2014, 30 parents and 40 teachers. The study findings revealed the variables with substantial impact on the academic performance were, “punishment of the pupils with low marks counted 50% of the respondents, pupils did not attend pre-primary classes about 63% , multiple choice exams helped them to pass PSLE about 63%, low education level of the parents 60%, lack of food in the schools 65%, cultural practices affecting pupils performance counted 65%, lack of motivation to the teachers by the government about 68%, while lack of in-service training 60%, and the ratio of Kiswahili books per pupils with one book shared more than four (4) pupils counted 53%. Therefore, it is recommended that in order to improve pupils’ performance in Ruangwa District attention should be given to all variables affecting pupils’ performance in primary schools level. Further research can be done on factors affecting school performance in Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) in similar environment.

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 10:55
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:55
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1152

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