Examining Family Influence on the Academic Performance of Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Hamurwa Sub-County, Rubanda District.
The study was about examining family influence on the academic performance of pupils in selected primary schools in Hamurwa sub-county Rubanda district. It was guided by specific objectives which included. establishing causes of declining academic performance of pupils in primary schools in Hamurwa Subcounty, finding out how the home influences academic performance in primary schools of Hamurwa subcounty and devising remedial measures to improve pupils' academic performance in primary schools in selected primary schools of Hamurwa subcounty. Cross sectional research design was used where both qualitative and quantitative research designs were employed. The study used a population of 2025 respondents from five government aided primary schools of Isingiro primary school, Kakore primary school, Bukombe primary school, Bugiri primary School and Igomanda primary school, that included parents, pupils, teachers and head teachers. A sample of 125 respondents were delivered using both purposive and simple random sampling. Data was collected from these respondents using interview questionnaire and guides. The response rate was 64% where only 80 questionnaires were retrieved. The study findings found revealed that majority 56% of the respondents were males compared to females. Most other respondents stayed with mothers and both parents. Implying that parental support was very vital in improving pupils learning outcomes. Study findings finally recommended that the Ministry of education and Sports should provide both formal and informal education to parents to make them aware of education needs of their children. The government should also provide favorable environment that will create employment pupils after school. Teachers should also provide pupils with moral support in times of difficulties so that they can be able to cope with their challenges in school. Teachers should also provide pupils from low socio-economic background with words of encouragement. Extended family system should be encouraged so that those children who cannot get enough support from their nuclear family can be supported by the other family members. The parents should provide financial support for their pupils in school for buying learning materials. Parents should also try to provide their Pupils with pocket money and other learning materials in order to motivate them in their academic work.
Examining, Family Influence, Academic Performance, Pupils, Selected Primary Schools, Hamurwa Sub-County, Rubanda District
Kiconco, Kate (2021). Examining Family Influence on the Academic Performance of Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Hamurwa Sub-County, Rubanda District. Kabale: Kabale University.