‘Challenges Facing Teen Mothers in Secondary Schools,’ is based on information from teen mothers on the experiences they face in schools upon re-admission. With first hand information from teen mothers and other key respondents, the book exposes the difficulties of simultaneous parenting and schooling despite the teen mothers’ tender age and inexperience. Health and emotional issues related to premature births and parenting and which pose great difficulties in the learning process are also discussed. In addition, it explores the roles of school heads, teacher counsellors and students in alleviating or causing teen mothers’ social trauma which emanates from lack of acceptability and accommodation among peers in school. The book pays special attention to the implementation of the re-entry policy that should see such mothers comfortably re-admitted and perfectly accommodated among their school mates while pertinent issues and assumptions of education administration in Kenya related to education accessibility. This book will appeal to head teachers, parents, teachers, teacher counselors, students and policy makers in the Ministry of Education.
Provision of quality secondary school education is important in generating opportunities and achieving benefits of socio-economic development. Among the strategies adopted for expanding access to secondary school education in developing countries and particularly in Kenya are to subsidize fees in secondary schools. The purpose of this book was to examine the administrative challenges facing public secondary schools in the introduction of subsidized secondary school education in Nakuru municipality of Kenya. The book recommends that the Government of Kenya (Ministry of Education) should consider mobilizing resources to increase the allocation of funds disbursed to schools, revision of policy on funds disbursement with a view to ensure timely disbursement, allocation of resources to support financial education and management training workshops for school heads, integration of information technology in school management, organization of regular refresher courses to improve skills for the school head teachers and all persons involved in the school management.
The purpose of this study was to investigate challenges emanating from school based selection and recruitment of secondary school teachers in Mombasa County faced by Board of Governors (BOG). Although the Government of Kenya has strategies to enhance equality and distribution of teachers in Kenya, there have been challenges in decentralization of teachers’ recruitment in Kenya public secondary schools. Objective number one was to determine factors affecting teachers’ recruitment in secondary schools. Objective number two was to establish criteria used by BOG in selection and recruitment of secondary school teachers. Objective number three was to establish personnel and political factors that affect BOG members in their role of selection and recruitment of teacher’s recruitment. Objective number four was to determine other challenges BOG faced in teachers’ recruitment and how they were resolved.
This study sought to investigate challenges facing implementation of Life Skills Education in secondary schools in Trans-Nzoia West District in Kenya. It was guided by the following specific objectives: To determine teachers’ training on Life Skills Education; to find out teachers’ and students attitudes towards implementation of Life Skills Education in secondary schools; to establish the level of availability and adequacy of teaching/learning resources for implementing Life Skills Education in secondary schools; to analyze the teaching/learning strategies adopted by teachers to implement Life Skills Education in secondary schools; and to find out suggestions of teachers and students on the ways of improving implementation of Life Skills Education in secondary schools. A descriptive survey research design was employed in the study where the schools principals, teachers and students were involved. The study findings are presented and discussed in this publication.
This book highlights important areas concerning induction and orientation of teachers in schools. These areas include: Objectives of induction and orientation of teachers; components of induction and orientation programmes; benefits of induction and orientation to teachers; demerits of non induction and orientation of teachers; guidelines for a better induction and orientation process; challenges facing induction and orientation of teachers in Kenyan secondary schools and a brief comparative study of induction and orientation of teachers in Britain. The book is a product of a MEd Degree Research Project which was carried out in the larger Taita district, Kenya in 2010. The study was guided by the following objectives: To establish the status of induction and orientation of teachers in public secondary schools in Taita District; to find out the benefits of induction and orientation of teachers; to establish the induction related challenges facing beginning teachers in the execution of their duties and to investigate the challenges facing induction and orientation of teachers in public secondary schools in Taita District.
The issue confronting the education system is how to transform the curriculum and teaching-learning process to meet the increasing pressure to use the new ICT to teach students in the 21st century. This study, therefore, explored the challenges facing ICT integration in the teaching and learning of mathematics and sciences in secondary schools in Vihiga District. The diffusion of innovations theory (Rogers, 1995) served as a theoretical framework. The study employed the descriptive research design. Questionnaires were administered among 15 secondary school head teachers, 110 teachers and 335 students of fifteen schools and interviews were done on 15 teachers using an interview schedule. Purposive sampling technique was used to sample 15 schools, which have been teaching computer studies. Data was analyzed using both descriptive and nferential statistics. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 15 (SPSS) was used. The study revealed that the extent of computer use among students, teachers in Vihiga District was minimal despite the positive attitude they had of computer use.
Globally, the debate about inclusive education is on and the society is trying to find ways of meaningfully including the physically disabled students into the regular education system. Despite the fact that Bondo District has made remarkable achievements with regard to inclusion of the physically disabled students at primary school level, the degree of inclusion at secondary school level is unknown. The study therefore explored the degree of inclusion of physically disabled students in secondary schools in Bondo District. The objectives of the study were: to explore the degree of inclusion of physically disabled students in secondary schools, to establish the challenges facing the inclusion of the physically disabled students in secondary schools and to find out the effects of insufficient inclusion to the learning of the physically disabled students. The study was guided by social exclusion theory. The study design was exploratory. From the study, it emerged that a very small number of the physically disabled students who are eligible for secondary school are attending school.
Women have been marginalized for long even in the management of educational institutions where there is inequality. This book deeply examines participation of women in Boards of Governors of public secondary schools in Kenya. Women are under represented in the boards due to factors which emanate from the society, the government and the women themselves. Women also face challenges which are unique to their gender.
This book is a summary of a research work done in Kakamega County of Kenya in establishing the challenges experienced by Banks in effecting Credit Bureau Regulations established by the Central Bank of Kenya. Access of credit has been a big challenge especially to the SME segment and hence this piece of work can be employed by the government and banks in the view of addressing these challenges and implementing the recommendations
This book has been analyzed the psychological challenges facing low income earning women living with HIV/AIDS in Nakuru Kenya. It is a useful book to the Ministry of Health in Kenya and other Non-Governmental organizations, in coming up with strategies for protection of the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), stigma reduction programs and preventive measures of new infections among women.
This monograph provides research findings on guidance and counseling services in Kenyan secondary schools. The objective of the study was to examine student’s perception towards guidance and counseling public secondary schools. The monograph draws conclusions from the data analysis which revealed that most students in South Kisii public secondary schools are generally aware of the existence of guidance and counseling services in their respective schools The study further found out that the outcomes of guidance and counseling services in South Kisii public secondary schools has a positive influence in social personal students roles, students career development roles and students academic improvement roles. The study found out that guidance and counseling services in most of the public secondary schools in South Kisii District has been hindered by a number challenges such as lack of cooperation from students, lack of good time management, lack of trained personnel, inadequate resources materials, poor influence from peers and general ignorance of the students on the importance of the services.
The museum in Kenya originally was started by the colonial settlers and naturalists who needed a place to keep and preserve their collections of various specimens. This lend to the formation of east Africa and Uganda natural history society (presently the nature Kenya) in 1910. The pioneers of such an initiation being the late Dr Louis Leakey, who at the time (in 1940s and 1950s) saw the challenges then being that of expansion and enlargement of the museum galleries. He and others campaigned for the eradication of such early challenges by making public appeal for funds. Furthermore, museums in the modern age have grown and diversified in synchrony with other aspects of life like religion, social and political aspects as its audience. Consequently, the challenges facing them today also diversified as they strive to keep to their purpose of ; investigating, preserving, and exhibiting the various elements of natural history material culture from scant cultural heritage found in Kenya , enhancing public education on Kenya’s natural and cultural heritage , properly housing , caring and cataloging specimens material culture from Kenya.
Despite the completion of all cycles of SMASSE project with nearly all teachers having undergone training on effective teaching approaches of ASEI/PDSI. The study used survey design to investigate the challenges facing mathematics eachers in implementing SMASSE skills. The study used questionnaire for Teachers and deputy principals in gathering information. The following were found to be the challenges in the implementation of SMASSE inset: that the application of SMASSE skills is time consuming hence might not allow the teachers to cover syllabi in time required in some of the schools, large workload that is brought by high teacher-learner ratio in all the schools in Kenya, inadequate facilities in the schools to enable teachers implement the skills, indifferent learners in some of the schools, there was poor training during the INSET.
The purpose of this study was to determine the nature, trend and factors that cause wastage in form of drop-outs and repetition in secondary schools in Murang’a East District in Kenya.It was guided by the following objectives: To investigate the magnitude of wastage in secondary schools; to find out the causes of wastage in secondary schools; to determine the classes where wastage is rampant; and to establish corrective measures that can minimize repetitions and dropouts. The study was conducted using a descriptive survey design and it targeted all the head teachers, teachers and students in day and boarding secondary schools. The sample comprised of 20 head teachers, 120 teachers, and 400 students randomly selected from the 20 sampled schools in the district. Data was collected using questionnaires for head teachers, teachers and students, an interview schedule for the District Education Officer and observation schedule for physical resources such as classrooms, libraries. It was then analysed using quantitative and qualitative statistics and the results are presented here in.
The book discusses challenges facing the implementation community policing initiative in Kenya with a case reference to Kibera community policing pilot site, in Nairobi.Theoretical discussions about the challenges facing the residents and the police in community policing have not been appropriately documented in the existing empirical studies in Kenya.Secondly, observations about the empirically based research in Kibera, in order to be useful in building a body of knowledge, need to be generalizable to other pilot sites.The study therefore sought to generate baseline data that can be used to evaluate the success of community policing and make decisions on whether to expand the programme.The study identified the key constraints to implementation of community policing as follows: poor public image of the police force; poor customer service procedures within the police force which discourage the residents from reporting crime and belief by the residents that crime is a source of livelihood for some people hence it would be difficult to eliminate.The study provides recommendations for the community and the police which if applied will see a vibrant crime prevention strategy in Kenya.