Gondo Thembelihle


The study sought to establish students’ perceptions on Physical Education (PE) practical assessment on the overall quality of the BSC-PES Programme. The study employed the descriptive survey design to collect data through questionnaires and interviews. A purposive sample of 30 students was used in the study. Results indicated that practicals played a major role in the BSc PES programme. The study found out that practicals strengthen the PE programme and these practicals are always well handled by their tutors. Students expressed their satisfaction in the challenge that these practicals give them and they appreciated the fact that they are given ample time to practice before assessment as this ensures quality of performances. However, the study also revealed that time allocated for Weekend schools was not adequate for students to master some of the practical aspects in their practical courses. Students however expressed their concern and dissatisfaction in the fact that ZOU does not provide them with equipment to carry out their practicals. The study recommended that Practicals remain a major component in the BSC-PES programme to ensure quality of the product. The study also recommended that ZOU could consider levying PE students’ practical money so that basic equipment to be used for practicals could be bought and kept by the University.


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