An investgation on the factors influencing the Choice of geography subject in secondary Schools in Uringu division Meru county.
Mutwiri, Daniel Baithili
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The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence the choice of geography subject in secondary school in Uringu division meru County. Research questions were formulated to guide the study and data collected from the student respondents. Finding revealed that the students were provided with necessary information by the teachers concerning KCSE subject choices. The information was given by the teachers. It was also found out that gender did influence boys and girls choice of subjects. Majority of the students agreed that there were subjects for girls and for boys. Students’ respondents in their response showed that they believed that art based subjects were for girls while science based subjects were for boys. Further findings revealed that guardian’s level of education and occupation did not fully influence students’ choice of geography though some guardians influenced their children on what subjects to take since they were educated hence more aware of the needs of the job market which mostly determines what subjects are required. Students aspired career and level of education influenced their choices of geography. Teachers also in choices. This is in the subjects they taught. In the light of the research findings it was recommended that students should be provided with adequate information on the importance of the subjects that they study in schools
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