Fred Semugenyi,Conrad M. Mubaraka and Judith Nandacha
This study attempts to investigate whether there is a direct relationship between attendance and academic performance by both lecturers and students. The study used both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, utilizing a cross-sectional survey design. The findings of the data collected suggests that the null hypothesis was rejected since the computed significance value was larger than the popular significance value (sig =0.05); accepting the research hypothesis to the effect that there is significant effect of lecturer student attendance on the academic performance of students. The study therefore recommends that to help improve attendance and time management; certain course practices can be used to encourage attendance, testing extensively from material presented in class rather than material from the text can encourage better attendance, use of in-class quizzes and other exercises will reward attendance encouraging a greater commitment to the course by requiring more homework and reading will make students more likely to attend the lecture however students and lecturers through workshops should be taught how to effectively manage time.