Parents’ Involvement in Education Activities and Learners’ Academic Performance in 12YBE Schools in Rwanda


  • Habumuremyi Emmanuel Mount Kenya University
  • Hesbon Opiyo Andala Mount Kenya University



The participation of parents in the performance of their children’ schooling activities play a significant role in the promotion of their school status and performance. The purpose of this paper therefore, was to establish the relationship between parents’ involvement in education activities and learners academic performance in 12Year Basic Education (YBE) schools in Nyarugenge district in Rwanda. The study adopted correlation research design while questionnaire, interview guide and document analysis review were used as data collection instruments. The target population was 1343. The study used simple random and stratified sampling techniques to get the sample size of 308 respondents. The study findings revealed there is a high significant positive relationship between parents’ participation in education activities at school and high score grades with 0.852.  The correlation between parents’ participation in education activities was 0.873 and the correlation between parent’s participation in education activities at school and marks in discipline was .949 thus P = 0.000< 0.05. The study recommended that government should consider developing and implementing policies that support parents’ involvement in education activities. Parents should assist their children in doing their homework and set within their families an adequate environment by stimulating instructional activities and also time related to their students to revise their lessons as they also need to be cared for regarding their special needs. School principals have to cooperate with teaching staff and parents to enhance academic performance in their schools.

Keywords: Parental involvement to education, learners’ academic performance and 12 years basic education

Author Biographies

Habumuremyi Emmanuel, Mount Kenya University

 Post graduate student, Mount Kenya University, Rwanda

Hesbon Opiyo Andala, Mount Kenya University

Lecturer and research coordinator, school of education, Mount Kenya University, Rwanda


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How to Cite

Emmanuel, H., & Andala, H. O. (2021). Parents’ Involvement in Education Activities and Learners’ Academic Performance in 12YBE Schools in Rwanda. Journal of Education, 4(7), 55–75.




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