Attitude Factors Affecting Students’ Use of Short Stories in the Learning of Kiswahili Grammar in Secondary Schools in Nandi North Sub-County, Kenya

  • Milton Kigaro Lihanda Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Educational Media; Moi University, Kenya
  • Damaris Gakii Githinji
Keywords: Kiswahili Grammar; Short Stories; Attitude


The purpose of this study was to establish learners' attitude towards the use of short stories in Kiswahili grammar learning in Secondary Schools in the Nandi North Sub County. A descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. The target study population was 2326 form four students. Simple and stratified random sampling was done to arrive at 10% of the target population. 240 (n=240) secondary school students participated as respondents from public secondary schools in Nandi North Sub-County. Data was collected using questionnaires. Descriptive statistical methods like frequencies, means and percentages were used to analyse the data. The research found out that students' attitude towards the use of short stories in learning Kiswahili grammar was positive though they argued that time allocated for Kiswahili lessons was short thus hampering the use of the integrative method in the teaching and learning of Kiswahili grammar.  Based on the findings, the study provides an insight into the use of short stories for effective Kiswahili grammar skill learning by Kiswahili grammar learners embracing the use of the integrated approach in daily classroom interaction as pointed out in the annual Kenya National Examination Reports over the past years.