Factors Influencing Performance of Pupils in PSLE: A Case Study Of Newala Town Council

Eliezar, Chibon Simon (2017) Factors Influencing Performance of Pupils in PSLE: A Case Study Of Newala Town Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study aimed to examine the factors influencing perfomance in PSLE in Newala town council in Mtwara region.The study was guided by three objectives which were; to determine whether school related factors influence performance of pupils in PSLE in Newala Town Council, to find out if community related factors influence performance of pupils in PSLE in Newala Town Council and to exprole the influence of physical related factors on performance of pupils in PSLE. The sample of study comprised 134 participants including; 16 ward education coordinators, 20 primary school teachers, 70 pupils,ten parents, 10 headteachers, 2 quality assurers, 5 education officers and 1 region education officer. Methods used for data collection comprised interview guide, questionnaires and documentary review. Also the collected data were qualitatively and quantitatively analysed. The study found that school related factors, community related factors and physical related factors influenced performance of pupils in PSLE in Newala Town Council. However it was councluded that pupils perfomance in PSLE in Newala Town Council was poor due to; Poor teacher’s capacity in teaching, lack of teacher’s motivation in their working, poor school administration, poor involvement of shool communitee, unclear education guideline, marriage status among parents, inadequate teachin and learning materials, long distance travelling from home to school and lack or inadequate of teacher’s houses. Basing on conclusions, the study recommended the following; teachers should be re-trained to meet the current professional requirements, motivation should be made a first priority to teachers, school head teacher should be given leadership training, school committee should be involved in decision making, and education guides should be well understandable to implementers.

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: 14 Oct 2018 10:42
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2018 10:42
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2268

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