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Abstract                 Volume:7  Issue-7  Year-2019          Original Research Articles

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Exploring Barriers that Affect Students' Achievement in Grade Ten Mother Tongue (Wolaytato) National Exam
Markos Mathewos and Abraham Kebede
Wolaita Sodo University, P o Box138 ,Ethiopia
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The main objective of the study was to explore the barriers that affect students' achievement in grade 10 mother tongue national exam. The participants of the study were purposively selected 8 teachers, 4 school principals, 4 weredas education experts and 8 parents. Three tools were used to collect the data: interview, open ended questions and focus group discussion. Both qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods were employed to obtain the results. The study clearly indicated that preparing grade-10 mother tongue (Wolaitato) national exam which was not related to the textbook, syllabus and curriculum, shortage of sufficient time for the exam, teachers and students irrelevant attitude were some of the barriers that hinder student's score in grade 10 mother tongue national exam. It also disclosed that lack of reference materials, shortage of qualified BA teachers in Wolaita language, not coming of Wolaita language in grade 12 entrance exam, and teacher's weak time management were some of the impediments that hinder grade 10 students' results in mother tongue national exam. Hence, it was recommended that the concerned Zone and Wereda education leaders should work collaboratively with the school directors to provide sufficient textbooks to the schools. The stake holders like Zone education department, Wereda education office and the school principals should work hand to hand and manage and follow and be sure that Wolaytato national exam is prepared based on textbook, curriculum and syllabus.

Keywords: Achievement, Barriers, Curriculum, Wolaytato national exam
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How to cite this article:

Markos Mathewos and Abraham Kebede. 2019. Exploring Barriers that Affect Students' Achievement in Grade Ten Mother Tongue (Wolaytato) National Exam.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 7(7): 31-35
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2019.707.005