The study looked at the location of schools as
it relates to the academic performance of students in Botswana.
The study population was the results of Junior Certificate (JC) Agriculture
Examinations conducted in 2009 among 206 secondary schools in rural, peri-urban and urban areas of Botswana. One hypothesis was formulated and
tested. Data were analysed using regression. When comparing three pairs (urban and peri-urban),
(urban and rural) and (peri-urban and rural), the results show that the beta
weights when transformed into z-values are not significantly different and are
less than the critical values (1.96) given alpha level of 0.05. The results showed no
significant difference between students’ academic performance in rural,
peri-urban and urban secondary schools in agriculture junior school certificate
examinations. The study has proven that school location has no bearing on
student academic performance in agriculture junior school certificate
examinations in Botswana.
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Bulala, T. , Ramatlala, M. & Nenty, H. (2014). Location as a Factor in the Prediction of Performance in Botswana Junior School Certificate Agriculture Examinations by Continuous Assessment Scores. Creative Education, 5,
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