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AN ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING PUPILS’ PERFORMANCE IN UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION SCHOOLS (U.P.E) IN UGANDA

A CASE STUDY OF KAVUMBA PRIMARY SCHOOL

BY

NAMUBIRU BARBRA

2010/AUG/B.DES/B6553/DAY

SUPERVISOR

MR. NKURUNZIZA GEOFFREY

A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELORS’ DEGREE OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES OF

NKUMBA UNIVERSITY

MAY, 2013

DECLARATION

I Namubiru Barbra, declare that this proposal is my original work and has never been published or submitted to any university or academic institution for any award before.

Index no: 2010/AUG/B.DES/B6553/DAY

Name ………………………………..

Sign ………………………………….

APPROVAL

This dissertation has been submitted for examination with my approval as the University Supervisor.

Mr. Nkurunziza Geoffrey

Signature …………………………………………... Date:………………………

DEDICATION

I dedicate this book to my beloved parents, friends and course mates who have been guiding me during my course of study and gave me support and encouragement throughout my academic career.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I acknowledge the mighty lord without whose grace, I would not have been able to finish and present this report on time. I am also very grateful to my supervisor Mr. Nkurunziza G. under whose intellectual guidance, constructive criticism, utmost co-operation and support have brought me this far. I am greatly indebted to you Mr Nkurunziza, thank you so much.

My parents, Mr. Ndiwalana Michael and Ms. Nabunya Margret, Aunt Nansubuga Maureen who have supported me financially and in all aspects as I wrote my report. All your support cannot go unnoticed and I will always be very grateful for the love and devotion you accorded to me during this very challenging time, am thankful.

My friends Naisanga Mariam and Nabulime Benah and others whose encouragement and teamwork were instrumental in sustaining my interest in the report. All my friends and relatives for their prayers and throughout the period of research. Thank you and may God the almighty greatly bless you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATIONi

APPROVALii

DEDICATIONiii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTiv

TABLE OF CONTENTSv

LIST OF TABLESviii

LIST OF FIGURESix

ABSTRACTx

CHAPTER ONE1

INTRODUCTION1

1.0 Introduction1

1.1 Background of the Study1

1.1.1 Historical Background1

1.1.2 Theoretical Background2

1.1.3 Conceptual Background3

1.1.4 Contextual Background4

1.2 Statement of the Problem7

1.4 Objectives of the Study8

1.4.1 Specific Objectives8

1.5 Research Questions8

1.6 Conceptual Framework9

1.7 Significance of the Study10

1.8 Justification of the Study10

1.9 Scope of the Study10

1.9.1 Geographical scope10

1.9.2 Content Scope10

1.9.3 Time Scope11

1.10 Limitations11

Operational Definitions and Terms11

CHAPTER TWO13

LITERATURE REVIEW13

2.0 Introduction13

2.1 Literature Survey13

2.2 The Major Objectives of UPE14

2.3 The U.P.E Enrolment.15

2.4 Challenges Faced by U.P.E pupils at national level16

2.5 The problems faced by U.P.E at the national level.18

CHAPTER THREE21

METHODOLOGY21

3.0 Introduction21

3.1 Research Design21

3.2 Study Population21

3.3Sample Size and Selection21

3.4 Data Collection Methods23

3.4.1 Interview Guide24

3.4.2 Observation24

3.4.3 Self Administered Questionnaire24

3.5Validity and Reliability of Instruments25

3.5.1Validity25

3.5.2Reliability25

3.6Procedure of Data Collection26

3.7 Data Analysis26

3.8.Data Measurement of Variables27

CHAPTER FOUR28

PRESENTATION ANALYSIS AND...

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