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Volume 6 , Issue 1 , June 2022 , Pages: 7 - 13
Determinants of Good Students’ Performance in Biology Subject in Ngara District, Tanzania
Priska Simon Lohay, Department of Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Jordan University College, Morogoro, Tanzania
Lazaro Athanas Mwonge, Department of Business Studies, Faculty of Commerce, Jordan University College, Morogoro, Tanzania
Alexis Naho, Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Jordan University College (JUCo), Morogoro, Tanzania
Eugenia Wandela, Department of Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Jordan University College, Morogoro, Tanzania
Received: Dec. 1, 2021;       Accepted: Dec. 20, 2021;       Published: Jan. 8, 2022
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20220601.12        View        Downloads  
Abstract
The study employed descriptive research design based on both qualitative and quantitative approach in order to meet the research objectives. Both purposive and randomly sampling techniques were employed in selecting 132 respondents i.e., 120 students and 12 biology teachers from six selected secondary schools in Ngara district. The data obtained from 132 respondents obtained using questionnaires and interview were coded, cleaned, and punched into SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) Version 20 for analysis. Descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression models were used to deduce necessary findings. The marginal effects of a unit change in the value of regressor in the multiple linear regression analysis were used to interpret the results of the study to establish the influence of each explanatory variable on the variation of the students’ academic performance. From Multiple Linear Regression analysis, the study found that students’ academic performance in biology subject in Ngara district is highly influenced by i.e., availability of biology teachers, availability of learning and teaching facilities, student’s perception towards biology subject, availability of well-equipped laboratories and libraries, motivation to teachers, in-service training, parents’ level of education and conducive learning environment. Basing on the study results the researchers concluded that biology performance in secondary schools can be improved if students would be involved in practical lessons under the guidance of well trained and qualified personnel.
Keywords
Determinants, Students’ Performance, Biology Subject
To cite this article
Priska Simon Lohay, Lazaro Athanas Mwonge, Alexis Naho, Eugenia Wandela, Determinants of Good Students’ Performance in Biology Subject in Ngara District, Tanzania, American Journal of Education and Information Technology. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2022, pp. 7-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20220601.12
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