Analysis of Primary School Pupils’ Motivation Towards Secondary Level Schooling: A Case of Selected Primary and Secondary Schools in Mpanda District Council, Tanzania.

John, Enerico (2016) Analysis of Primary School Pupils’ Motivation Towards Secondary Level Schooling: A Case of Selected Primary and Secondary Schools in Mpanda District Council, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The prevalent of secondary schools as government’s deliberate decision to make secondary education opportunities available has been hindered by declining trend of selected students failing to report to respective schools. The overall objective of the study at hand was to analyse primary school pupil’s motivation towards secondary level schooling in Mpanda District Council. Study integrated both quantitative and qualitative approach. The survey design was employed to collect data from the study area. Participants of the study included primary pupils, secondary students, Ward Executive Officers, Ward Education Coordinators, School Board Chairpersons, Head of Schools, Education Officers at District and Region level, Head teachers, Village Executive Officers, and Parents and guardians. The study at hand revealed that; First, pupils are not well informed of secondary education. Second, the system of secondary school is not good enough to attract children/pupils to join secondary education. Third, it was revealed there are right sources which motivated pupils. However, there were wrong sources of information that demotivated pupils to join secondary education. Fourth, post-primary education was regarded valuable for social recognition, ladder to other studies and life opportunities, civic life and political activation. It was concluded from the findings that primary school pupils were not motivated toward secondary level schooling. The study recommends that parents, teachers, and community at large should underscore the importance of secondary education and share the same to pupils by disseminating more information and knowledge on the relevance of secondary education beyond employment or white collar jobs and that secondary education curriculum should be reviewed to suit contemporary demands in the labour market.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:47
Last Modified: 14 May 2017 13:31
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1799

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