Poverty Indicators Affecting Academic Performance in Tanzania Secondary Schools at Nkasi District

Mshani, Geofrey (2015) Poverty Indicators Affecting Academic Performance in Tanzania Secondary Schools at Nkasi District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was about Poverty Indicators Affecting Students’ Academic Performance in Tanzania secondary schools in Nkasi District. Its purpose was to examine the manner in which poverty indicators are affecting Students’ Academic Performance in the said area. Specifically, it sought to determine the academic underperformance trend at levels, investigate socio economic factors affecting the said performance; Assess parents’ played roles and challenges faced in solving factors. The study approach was qualitative. It involved 121 respondents who were selected by purposive- random sampling. One of the findings included: that the underperformance were caused by mentioned seven factors of which they were asked to rank them in terms of their potentiality and significance. Consequently, they ranked first the English language, poverty income of parents, heavy house home chores and child labour while at school, distance from home to schools. Lack of study facilities, Lack of teachers and lack of basic needs. Poverty was confirmed as one of the socio economic factors for underperformance though not alone. The study found that some parents were playing their roles as supposed though students singled some who discouraged their children to study hard. The researcher recommended that government should intervene to rescue poverty line households to subside secondary school students. Finally, it was recommended that since this study was carried in qualitative let further study of the same be conducted using quantitative design.

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 10:50
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:50
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1192

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