Factors Affecting Student Performance in Certificate of Secondary Education Examination in Tanzania: A Case of Newala District in Mtwara Region

Limbe, Brightone Daniel (2017) Factors Affecting Student Performance in Certificate of Secondary Education Examination in Tanzania: A Case of Newala District in Mtwara Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was aimed to explore factors which influenced performance in the SCEE in Newala District. The study was conducted in Newala District in Mtwara region where by five secondary schools was chosen. Objectives of the study were; to establish factors that affected performance in the CSEE among secondary schools in Newala district, to educate different stakeholders including teachers on what should be done to improve performance in CSEE in Newala district, to highlight on the steps that should be taken to eliminate negative factors influencing student performance in CSEE in Newala district. The study involved 100 participants; 2 education officers, 5 heads of school, 10 secondary teachers, 8 parents and 75 secondary students. Questionnaire, interview guide line and documentary review were instruments used to collect data. The study found that performance in Newala District was low due to; Shortage of teaching and learning materials and physical facilities, Lack of readiness of students in learning and poor entry marks in Form One and Three, Low parental involvement in learning of their children and un-clear education policy. Basing on the conclusions, the study made the following recommendations; government should provide schools with reliable financial support to ensure availability of required physical facilities as well as Teaching and Learning material, Pupils with high scores in Primary School leaving examination should join Form one, Parents should be provided with education on how to support their children in the learning process and Ministry of Education and Vocational Training should ensure presence of clear education policy specifically on recommended text books, instructional language, grading system.

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 08:03
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 10:39
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1748

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