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

Mamalanga C Lebata, Awelani V Mudau

Abstract


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 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.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n8p271


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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