The Contribution of Physical Education to Students Physical Fitness, Health and Academic Achievement in Some Selected Secondary School in North Shoa Zone

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Addis Abeba university


Physical Education is the basis of healthy living conditions, social, physical and mental wellbeingness to citizens. This study is made in searching for the major problems that affect the implementation of the subject in some selected secondary school in North Shoa zone under Amhara Region and to recommend the possible solutions to be taken to avoid the problems. The primary sources of data were students, Health and Physical Education teachers, and school leaders in some selected secondary schools. The secondary sources were relevant books and manuals. Data from primary source were collected using questionnaire, interview and observation as data collecting instrument from respondents. The descriptive data collected were processed organized, and tabulated in percentile for analysis. The result shows that most of the teachers of Health and Physical Education teachers and students do not develop interests towards the subject. Teachers ability of teaching the subject was poor, hence they do not use various methods of teaching, appropriate teaching aid with sufficient quantity where needed. In addition to these, in most schools the environment was not suitable for the instruction of Health and Physical Education subject, and also the period distribution (schedule) of Health and Physical Education is not suitable for the subject (particularly for practical lesson). The findings further indicate that some factors such as inadequacy of period allotment shortage of facilities (equipment’s), lack of appropriate training fields, less attention of the concerned bodies and poor environmental condition appear to have to the ineffectiveness of the subject. Based on the findings the researcher put the following possible recommendation. The concerned bodies should give proper attention to the subject, initiate and motivate Physical education teachers, add additional periods or contact hour, fulfill school facility and sport equipment’s so as to bring tang able and sustainable changes on the contribution of physical education. Key Words: Physical fitness, Health, academic achievement, contribution, physical education



Physical Fitness; Health; Academic Achievement; Contribution; Physical Education