Disparities in Performance in Mathematics between Boarding and Non Boarding Schools: A Study of the Seven Districts of Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe [dataset]

Iosr Journals, Elisha K Nyatanga, Daniel Ndudzo
2015 Figshare  
The study investigated the differences in performance in mathematics between students who study through boarding schools and those who study through non boarding schools in the province of Manicaland. The period that was examined by the researchers was at least ten years after obtaining political independence. The seven districts of Manicaland were compared on ten variables. The study revealed that students who studied through boarding schools outperformed their colleagues who studied
more » ... o studied mathematics through non boarding schools. The study concluded that the differences in performance were due to the better study atmosphere at boarding schools. The students at boarding schools also had adequate resources and time for study without the burden of extra household duties at home. The study recommended that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, in collaboration with school authorities and parents of students at non boarding schools provide adequate resources, a conducive study environment after normal school hours and adequate study time for students to improve on mathematics.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1400441.v1 fatcat:7uwkciurbveshfrbbh3smk7br4