The Effectiveness of Big Results Now in Education Initiatives Towards Academic Performance of Secondary Schools : A Case of Meru District

Shao, Arsen N. (2017) The Effectiveness of Big Results Now in Education Initiatives Towards Academic Performance of Secondary Schools : A Case of Meru District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of Big Results Now in Education initiatives towards academic performance of secondary schools, a case of Meru District council. The works survey was methodically done to notify the study in two ways; contents and the procedural parts. The study includes four research specific objectives and four research questions were framed to direct the study. The study was basically qualitative with some parts of a quantitative method and it engaged 95 respondents. These were 40 teachers, 30 parents, 20 secondary students, 4 head masters and 1 district education officer. The Empirical information’s were collected through questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, focus group discussion and from documentaries. Findings showed more or less poor implementation of BRN initiatives in education. This has exerted a lot of pressure among the teachers, parents, students and the entire community. Parents are blamed by the large proportion of the respondents for not making follow-up on what their children are doing in schools whereas teachers are blamed for not been teaching and get committed for effective teaching and the government and education stakeholders are blamed for not providing sufficient teaching and learning facilities in schools. Further, infrastructure conditions were poor including teacher houses, offices and secondary school buildings. Some buildings were collapsing or had leaking roofs and cracking walls and floors. All these were indicators of poor implementation of BRN initiative and hence declining academic performance among the students. The study recommended that, the government and other stakeholders should come up with the strategies to get rid of the observed challenges facing education sector in secondary schools and provide sufficient teaching materials and learning facilities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2018 10:39
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2267

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