Factors Affecting Students’ Performance in the National Secondary Education Examination in Temeke District, Tanzania

Mdee, Donatha (2015) Factors Affecting Students’ Performance in the National Secondary Education Examination in Temeke District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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The study aimed at examining factors affecting students’ performance in National Secondary Education Examinations in Tanzania, using schools in Temeke District of Dar es Salaam Region as a case study. The study involved five wards; Kigamboni, Mjimwema, Kurasini, Mbagala kuu, and Mbagala. The study was guided by four objectives namely, reasons for differing students’ performance in the National Sec-ondary Education Examination, factors affecting the quality of Education, relation-ship between availability of facilities and students’ performance and to identify sources of fund that are used by public and private schools to get facilities. The re-searcher employed mixed research approach. Methods employed to collect secondary data were documents collected from secondary school heads while primary data were obtained through Questionnaires, interviews and Observation. The respondents were ninety seven (97), sampling technique were simple random sampling, purposive and stratified. Raw data collected were presented in form of tables and figures. The major findings show that the performance of the students are mostly affected by in-adequate facilities, uses of phone by students, truancy, shortage of qualified teachers, lack of adequate funds in schools, low coverage of curriculum, and Indiscipline stu-dents. Quality education is affected by lack of qualified teachers, and shortage of time for study. Stuff houses and dormitories around the schools related to students’ performance as they reduce lateness and missing of lessons. Lastly, sources of fund were school fees, donation, and capitation from the ministry of education. The study recommends to improve quality of education, on teacher student’s ratio should be implemented, more qualified teachers should be employed, enough textbooks should be bought with up to date facilities that would aid teaching and learning process.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:55
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:55
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1156

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