Assessment of Factors Influencing Form Four Students’ Examination Performance: A Case of Maswa District

Lugayila, Erick N (2014) Assessment of Factors Influencing Form Four Students’ Examination Performance: A Case of Maswa District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this study was to assess the factors influencing form four students’examination performance in Maswa District. The study involved 127 respondents in which eighty nine (89) were students, thirty (30) were teachers, eight (8) were key informants who were purposively selected and employed to share information related to students’ academic performance in their area. The study employed probability sampling technique which including Simple Random Sampling (SRS) to obtain both teachers and student’s information. The study also involved non-probability sampling technique (purposive sampling) to select key informant in order to obtain relevant data. In order to achieve researcher’s objectives structured interview method, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and abstraction method were applied in collecting information in order to come up with adequate and relevant findings, whereby questionnaire, FGD guide and a Checklist was applied as tools for data collection. From the discussion of findings, based on research objectives and hypothesis, the study recommends the following to improve students’ examination performance. Policy initiatives to reduce dropout rate should be taken, reviewing English syllabus in order to make it familiar to both teachers and students, undertake monitoring and evaluation of day to day teaching and learning practice, employ new teachers especially science teachers and motivate in-service ones, ensure positive Student’s attendance, supply of teaching and learning materials to the school including reference and textbooks, provision of seminars and learning programs to students so as to motivate on the importance of education, establishment of English language speaking programs and lastly ensure positive cultural behavior among the society.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 06:44
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 10:18

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