Influence of Moral Aptitude on Academic Performance of the Undergraduate Students in School of Education Makerere University
Luttamaguzi, John Bosco
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The study sought to investigate the relationship between moral aptitude and student’s academic performance at the School of Education Makerere University Kampala. The study was guided by three objectives namely; the relationship between students self conduct, understanding of community moral values, student’s moral beliefs and their academic performance at School of Education Makerere University Kampala. The study was both qualitative and quantitative guided by a, cross sectional survey design involving a number of 115 students. Data was collected using a self administered questionnaire and interview guide. The variables of the study were tested using Pearson correlation co-efficient index. The findings of the study revealed a positive significant relationship between students self conduct, understanding of the community moral values, moral beliefs and academic performance at School of Education. Conclusions were that; there is a positive significant relationship between students self conduct, understanding of community moral values, student’s moral beliefs and performance of students at School of Education Makerere University. From the study findings it was recommended that Ministry of education and sports, managers of the university, the various stake holders should advise students the way how to respect University lectures, Deans and University administrators and conduct themselves well basing on the teachings of the Bible and the Koran, if students academic performance is to be improved at School of Education. They should train students to be morally upright by putting up programmes that encourage students behave in a morally acceptable manners, should teach students about the benefits of schooling to change their perceptions from other things to education.