Academic Performance in Islamic University Primary School: Causes of Poor Performance and Anticipated Remedy. A Study Commissioned by the Executive Board of Islamic University in Uganda

  • Amina Hassan, PhD Islamic University in Uganda
  • Ssali Muhammadi Bisaso, PhD Islamic University in Uganda
  • Isa Ssekanyo Islamic University in Uganda
  • Rehema Kantono Islamic University in Uganda
Keywords: Academic Performance, Causes, Poor Performance, Remedy, Primary School


The study explored the causes of poor academic performance and anticipated remedy in Islamic university primary school. The study was qualitative in nature and case study design was used. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 28 respondents who were interviewed. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews, documentary analysis and observation. The thematic analysis method was used to analyse data. The findings revealed that the causes of poor academic performance included, absenteeism, poor feeding, language problem, negative teachers’ attitude, inadequate support from administration, and poor school environment. The researchers developed a tool to help improve the academic performance in Islamic university primary school.  The tool explains that the school should provide professional administration, teacher motivation, in-service training, learners’ guidance and counselling, improve learners’ communication skills and provide a conducive school environment to improve the academic performance of the pupils.


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11 September, 2020
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Hassan, A., Bisaso, S., Ssekanyo, I., & Kantono, R. (2020). Academic Performance in Islamic University Primary School: Causes of Poor Performance and Anticipated Remedy. A Study Commissioned by the Executive Board of Islamic University in Uganda. East African Journal of Education Studies, 2(1), 105-114.