Effect of Career Guidance on Students’academic Performance in Bududa Secondary School in Bududa District.
Author: SHIMON ISAIAH
Supervisor: Florence Imalingat
The study set out to investigate the effect of career guidance on studentsí academic performance in Bududa Secondary School in Bududa sub-county- Bududa district. The study was guided by the following objectives; to find out the effect of career guidance on studentsí academic performance in Bududa secondary School, to establish the relationship between career guidance and studentsí academic performance in Bududa Secondary School and to identify the challenges of implementing career guidance services in Bududa secondary School. The study Adopted explanatory approach using cross sectional research design. The target population included school stake holders, teachers, and students. The sample size was 50 respondents. The study employed simple random and purposive sampling techniques to select the study respondents. Questionnaires and interview guides were used to collect data. Questionnaires were administered to teachers while interview guide was administered to students. The study used statistical product service solutions to analyze code, classify and tabulate data because it performs data entry and analysis as well as crafting tables to report information.
The study found out that career guidance has an effect on studentsí academic performance because it can lead to regular attendance, good syllabus coverage among others, The study also found out that there was a relationship between career guidance and academic performance because it leads to good discipline, systematic school programs Etc. It also found out that there are many challenges that affect the implementation of career guidance services. These findings show that lack of career guidance in Bududa Secondary School has affected academic performance of the students. Therefore, there is need for the government to review the current regulatory policy and legal framework within the education sector for effective service delivery. More funds should be given to schools to cater for effective career guidance programs. There should be increased monitoring and evaluation of school programs and increased capacity building in schools in the field of career guidance.