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Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2022, Vol. 13(1) 13-25

English Language as a Medium of Instruction and Student’s Academic Performance in Selected Secondary Schools in Temeke Municipality, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Grace Mulei

pp. 13 - 25   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2012-03-0001

Published online: March 31, 2022  |   Number of Views: 3  |  Number of Download: 16


Abstract

Globally, education, whether formal or informal, is perceived as development and language is the major medium of instruction and communication through which innovations, ideas, views and opinions are transmitted from one person to another, institution to institution, and country to country. The study aims to investigate the relationship between English language as a medium of instruction and students’ academic performance in selected secondary school in Temeke municipality in Tanzania. The study used descriptive research design, the study used Slovene's Formula to obtain sample size of  148 respondents including students and teachers from the target population of  237 students and teachers ,structured questionnaire was   used to collect primary data, data was analyzed using descriptive statistics included measures of central tendencies (mean) and measures of dispersion (standard deviation, the finding of the study   concluded that the use of English as a medium of instruction in secondary schools seems to be challenge both  to students due to majorities are not able to read, write, speak, listen and understand the content delivered in English language but  most prefer the use of Swahili language  and recommended that government in relation to educational stakeholders needs also to establish cultural behavior of using English language in our society as well as in schools so as to influence subject content performance to meet the global market of using English language.

Keywords: Medium of instruction, Performance, Academic performance.


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Mulei, G. (2022). English Language as a Medium of Instruction and Student’s Academic Performance in Selected Secondary Schools in Temeke Municipality, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 13(1), 13-25.

Harvard
Mulei, G. (2022). English Language as a Medium of Instruction and Student’s Academic Performance in Selected Secondary Schools in Temeke Municipality, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 13(1), pp. 13-25.

Chicago 16th edition
Mulei, Grace (2022). "English Language as a Medium of Instruction and Student’s Academic Performance in Selected Secondary Schools in Temeke Municipality, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania ". International Journal of Educational Researchers 13 (1):13-25.

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