Challenges and Impacts of Extracurricular Activities on Students: Implication for Secondary Schools in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Messeret Assefa


Education plays a vital part in the socialization of students into society. It serves as a cardinal principles of beneficial purpose of educating our students and getting them prepared to be creative adults in today’s dynamic social order. If we are to harvest the highest benefits that education has to provide to our students, persistent efforts to adjust and perk up the extracurricular activities need to be implemented in the secondary school educational setting. This research is aimed at studying challenge and   impacts of extracurricular activities on students at secondary schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   The researcher applied descriptive survey research design. Purposive sampling method was used to select five principals. While random sampling method was used to select 100 teachers and 250 students from the five sample schools. Semi structured interview was used to collect data from the school principals and for teachers and students a questionnaire and focus group discussion were used. The study found that principals in the sample secondary schools do not have the additional time to give to the extracurricular activities. Teachers within the secondary school are aware and they understand the impacts of extracurricular activities that lead to positive student performance and its encouragements of entrepreneurial issues. It is concluded that, students in extracurricular activities often learn skills like teamwork, leadership, and time management that they may not learn in the classroom.


Extracurricular Activities, Secondary Schools, Challenges And Impacts

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