Learner Motivation is very important for the a chievement of learning objectives by both the teacher and the student. Whether at the primary, secondary or university level, the teachers have to carefuly select and use relevant refernce textbooks and other teaching/leaning resources. This book uses field data collected between 2009 and 2010 to evaluate the challanges faced by the secondary school techers in Kenya.The authors note that the teachers’ role in utilizing textbook material is crucial, therefore, qualified and experienced teachers are in a better position to master the content and use required pedagogical approaches to the learners. Motivational experts view this failure to the performer, who is the teacher and partly to the tool, which is the course text. This evaluation was done by the establishment of teachers’ academic qualifications and experience in teaching Kiswahili, and the assessment of the relevance of Chemchemi za Kiswahili (a course text singled for the study) to the secondary school Kiswahili syllabus objective.