Quality Factors Affecting Academic Performance of Students in Secondary School in Tanzania: Case of selected Public Secondary Schools in Tanga

Gasper, Cornelius (2015) Quality Factors Affecting Academic Performance of Students in Secondary School in Tanzania: Case of selected Public Secondary Schools in Tanga. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This dissertation is concerned with quality factors affecting academic performance of students in secondary schools in Tanzania mainland case of selected Public Secondary Schools in Tanga. The study rests on the following objectives: to identify quality factors available in secondary schools that affect academic performance of students and to examine the role of quality factors on academic performance of students in secondary schools in Tanga. Finally, the study was aimed to establish quality factors strategies the schools need to put in place to realize good students’ academic performance in secondary schools. Data collection methods comprised interviews, focus group discussion and documentary review. The data collected were analysed thematically. The findings of the studyrevealed various quality factors were available in secondary school, poor school infrastructures, shortage of curriculum materials and shortage of science teachers. Some of the reasons which account for this disparity are such as lack of fund, political influence, poverty, lack of strong school board to monitor implementation and lack of education and awareness to parents. The quality factors have the role to play in providing good education to children. However, most of the schools lacked important infrastructure such as library and laboratories which were not finished and many buildings were poorly built and uncompleted. Also,regardless of the teaching and learning to be poor caused by lack of necessary materials, quality in school could be improved through these strategies; building infrastructure, school inspection, self-assessment, teaching and learning materials, teachers ratio, parents’ participation as well as the in service training. Recommendations to attain quality in secondary schools are attached.

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: 01 Mar 2017 08:09
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:18
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1706

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