Human beings continue to their growth through certain stages from birth to death. The primary school, secondary school and university periods cover 14 Years (between ages 6-20) from the early childhood to late adolescence. Besides determining the favorableness of the school building and the equipment, within this research it is aimed to determine the effects on the dynamic and static postures during the lesson and training sessions as well as the influence of the school building and the equipment’s biological, physiological and psychological development. There have been 21 million students in state and private schools. 17 million of them are in primary school and secondary schools, 4 million of them study at universities. Unfortunately, we have neither a Work Health Unit nor a board for students at schools.
Private schools supplement the government’s efforts of providing education in Kenya. Pupils from private primary schools have been out-performing those from public primary schools at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). The purpose of this study was to establish and compare the trends of secondary school academic performance of students from private and public primary schools, in Forms 1, 2, 3 end year teacher made test, Mock and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations. The research design was causal-comparative with a study population comprising 2004 and 2005 form four students in Nakuru District. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 240 students from 6 provincial schools out of the 19 provincial schools in Nakuru District. The six schools were randomly selected from the three categories of secondary schools; Boys only, Girls only and co-educational ( Mixed). The instruments used to collect data were the Students’ Questionnaire, Teachers’ Questionnaire, Students' Academic Performance summary form.The mean scores of students from private primary schools were below the mean scores of students from public primary schools.
Research on language learning strategies has been carried out extensively since mid 1990s in Malaysia. These studies have covered the language learning strategies among secondary and undergraduate students but not on primary school students. The main objective of the study was to identify and compare the language learning strategies used by male and female primary school students. Data was collected using a survey questionnaire with 60 students from two classes of primary 6, consisting of 30 male students and 30 female students. The instruments used in this study include a background information questionnaire and a bilingual Language Strategy Use Questionnaire adapted from Language Strategy Use Inventory by Cohen, Oxford and Chi (2002).