The goal of this research was to demonstrate how active learning strategies are used in the teaching-learning process and to highlight the primary issues influencing the use of active learning approaches in public secondary schools. There have been several impediment challenges having an overall impact, the use of active learning strategies such as a shortage of materials and a budget constraint, heavy teaching loads, plasma and laboratory were not well functional, the curriculum, bulkiness of the content of text books, and for some subject it is time consuming. The data was collected using pre-tested written self-administered questionnaires, Structural interviews and observation. A questionnaire was administered to 910 secondary school students and 25 teachers. The Directors, Vice Directors and some randomly selected Teachers were interviewed using structural interview. The teachers and the students were observed by using a checklist in different class lessons and the class lesson was selected by a random sampling method. The quantitative and qualitative data were collected, processed, analyzed, and interpreted. Finally, the results revealed that both teachers and students rarely practised active learning methods in their classrooms.
Keywords: Active learning, Active learning methods, Challenges of Active learning method, Practice of active learning, public secondary schools