Exploring Factors Affecting Performance in Biology 5090 at Selected High Schools in Lesotho

Mamalanga C Lebata, Awelani V Mudau
2014 Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences  
The performance in Biology 5090 in Lesotho high schools has been poor and the purpose of this study was to identify factors responsible for the poor performance. The study also identified ways in which teachers envisage to improve the performance. The qualitative research methodology was adopted. Data was collected from four schools through semi-structured interviews and document analysis. Data was analysed from the perspective of the General System Theory. The results of the study show that
more » ... study show that performance in Biology 5090 was affected by factors such as human, phusical, information, financial resources, and the transformation processes. The study also suggests ways of improving the performance. These includes: in-service training, development of resource centres and school cluster development. Therefore, the study intends to find out factors affecting Biology 5090 performance at the selected high schools in Lesotho and ways of improving Biology 5090 performance.
doi:10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n8p271 fatcat:dliiqqumnrczzc7iq4pkgd3pxm