Attitude of High School Students Towards Monthly Mark Ranking and Reading in the Manzini Region in Eswatini
International Journal of Secondary Education
Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 82-86
Received: Jul. 9, 2019; Accepted: Aug. 12, 2019; Published: Jun. 23, 2020
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Alfred Fana Tsikati, Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Eswatini, Manzini, Eswatini
Zimele Ziyane, Agriculture Department, Ntfonjeni High School, Pigg’s Peak, Eswatini
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Abstract
Most schools have mark readings or announcement in an attempt to improve students’ academic performance. A paucity of studies exists on the attitudes of students towards mark ranking and announcement. Thus, the purpose of the study was to describe the attitude of students towards mark ranking and announcement of high school students in the Manzini region in Eswatini. A descriptive survey was employed; using Form 4 and Form 5 students from six schools in the Manzini region. A questionnaire reviewed by two lecturers from the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, one from the Department of Consumer Sciences in the University of Eswatini and two high school teachers for face and content validity was used for data collection. Cronbach’s alpha was used to determine the inter-item reliability of the instrument and was found to be 0.76. Findings of the study revealed that even though mark ranking and reading enhanced performance of best students; it also humiliated and embarrassed poor performing students; causing them to withdraw from learning. Therefore, the study recommended that monthly mark announcement should be exercised with care and programmes to assist poor performing of students must be developed.
Keywords
Mark Announcement, Mark Ranking, Mark Reading, Student’s Attitude, Student Marks
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Alfred Fana Tsikati, Zimele Ziyane, Attitude of High School Students Towards Monthly Mark Ranking and Reading in the Manzini Region in Eswatini, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 82-86. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20200803.11
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