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Volume 6 , Issue 1 , June 2022 , Pages: 1 - 6
Challenges Facing Learning and Teaching English Subject in Secondary Schools in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania
Neema Samson Keenja, Department of Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Jordan University College, Morogoro, Tanzania
Lazaro Athanas Mwonge, Department of Business Studies, Faculty of Commerce, Jordan University College (JUCo), Morogoro, Tanzania
Alexis Naho, Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Jordan University College (JUCo), Morogoro, Tanzania
Received: Dec. 1, 2021;       Accepted: Dec. 20, 2021;       Published: Jan. 8, 2022
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20220601.11        View        Downloads  
Abstract
English language is one of the major languages in the world and it definitely plays an important role in education system. It is the most widely used language which has received considerable attention from the world due to its increasing importance for globalization. This study focused on investigating the challenges facing learning and teaching English subject in secondary schools in Morogoro municipality, Tanzania. The study employed a cross-sectional design based on both qualitative and quantitative approach in order to meet the research objectives. Both purposive and random sampling techniques were employed; purposive sampling was in selecting 2 representative public secondary schools namely Mafiga Secondary School and Sua Secondary School for the study and 4 key informants (2 school heads and 2 wards educational officers) while random sampling was used to select 27 English students from each school and 6 English teachers making a total of 60 respondents for this study. Primary data collected were processed and analyzed through SPSS version 20. Despite the fact that students had negative attitude on English subject but also, our study found that large class size, poor infrastructure, lack of teaching and learning materials, poor technology and unqualified teachers to be the main limiting factors affecting students’ academic performance in English subject. Basing on the study results the researchers concluded that school head teachers and school management have to play a very important role and provide the opportunities for the English teachers to utilize the available learning and teaching resources for students’ academic achievement in English subject. Also, the study recommends that the government of Tanzania should strive to promote equitable distribution of educational resources i.e., learning and teaching resources to all public secondary schools in the country to improve educational standards and students’ academic achievement.
Keywords
English Subject, Learning, Teaching, Perception, Students and Teachers
To cite this article
Neema Samson Keenja, Lazaro Athanas Mwonge, Alexis Naho, Challenges Facing Learning and Teaching English Subject in Secondary Schools in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania, American Journal of Education and Information Technology. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2022, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20220601.11
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