Influence of Library Service on Students Academic Performance in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination in Mtwara Mikindani Municipality, Tanzania

Ida, Leo (2016) Influence of Library Service on Students Academic Performance in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination in Mtwara Mikindani Municipality, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The title of this study was “Influence of Library service on Students Academic Performance in Ordinary Certificate of Secondary education examination in Mtwara Mikindani Municipality, Tanzania. The study was intends to fulfill the following objectives; firstly to identify schools with and without library services and uses, secondly to compare academic performance of students in secondary schools with libraries and without libraries, and thirdly to explore how students use library services available to improve their academic performance. The study adopted qualitative research design on generating and analyzing data obtained from 100 sample size. Data from the respondents were collected through an interview, questionnaires, documentation review and observations. The findings revealed that, some of Secondary Schools in Mtwara Mikindani Municipality had no libraries. Moreover, the students from secondary with libraries and enough materials were observed to perform better in CSEE than secondary schools with no libraries and enough materials due to the fact that, the availability of well equipped libraries encourage learning habits and strengthened students study skills which results to performance of the students CSEE. From the field also it was identified that, there were no culture of reading in the libraries for both teachers and students of Mtwara Mikindani Municipality and the observed libraries in Mtwara Mikindani Municipality were seen to lack enough books and some were out dated books. In the light of these findings the study recommended that Secondary Schools in Mtwara Mikindani Municipality should be encouraged to establish libraries as to improve performance in CSEE.

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: 30 Mar 2017 07:45
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:33
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1822

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