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.
This book discusses a study done on the implementation of Christian Religious Education (CRE) curriculum in secondary schools in Murang’a South District, Central Province, Kenya. The motivation to delve into this study came from gaps in available literature on implementation of CRE curriculum in secondary schools in Kenya. Additionally, teachers' perceptions have been ignored in available literature despite their impact on curriculum implementation processes. The study established that although CRE teachers in secondary schools in Murang’a South District handled huge teaching workloads and lacked adequate teaching-learning resources, they held positive perceptions towards implementation of CRE curriculum. The authors recommended that challenges facing implementation of CRE curriculum should urgently be addressed. They also recommended that a similar study should be done covering students' perceptions which were excluded in this study.
The study deals with the analysis of the internal efficiency of secondary schools. Over the years , quality of learning have been interfered with by internal inefficiency in education institutions the world over. This book focuses on the indicators affecting internal efficiency of schools such as class size, educational wastage (dropouts and repeaters )and enrollment. It shed some light on the measures to be undertaken in order to result to internal efficiency in education institutions.
This book presents the results of a research done on the implementation of the Ministry of Education guidelines for financial management in public secondary schools in Kenya. The study was conducted to determine how the relevant stakeholders comply with guidelines to facilitate efficient and effective planning, organizing and utilizing of the financial resources meant for achieving the educational objectives of secondary schools.The free secondary education that the government of Kenya started implementing in 2008 requires proper planning and controlling if the policy is to have impart on the beneficiaries. This is why this book gives highlights of what is on the ground to inform future guidelines or policy formulation. The book is the success story of the author's PhD dissertation which is based on the data collected from schools in Kisumu East District.
Questions abound regarding contribution of Religious Organizations to management of educational institutions they sponsor. Do they address staffing, discipline, financing and motivational issues of management in these institutions? What hurdles do they encounter while executing their duties. An in depth study therefore becomes eminent to these questions. The researcher has paid utmost attention to management of public secondary schools in Bungoma East District- Kenya, with respect to Quaker Church.
The purpose of this book is to assess the school-based factors influencing adoption of ICT in administration of public secondary schools in Makadara district, Kenya, specifically to establish the availability of ICT resources for use in administration in public secondary schools in Makadara district; assess the attitudes of school administrators towards adoption of ICT in the administration of public secondary schools in Makadara district; determine the availablity of ICT technical support to help in the use of ICT in the administaration of public secondary schools in Makadara district; establish the ICT skills use in the administration of public secondary schools in Makadara district. The study found that the school administrators had very few computers for administration work in the district. The computers were used for Capturing school enrolment, storage of student bio data, registration of KCSE candidates, data entry on students’ marks, analysis of student’s results, typing examinations, accessing the internet, and for research on the subjects they taught. Only one third of the schools in the district had school management systems and only one school had a web enabled system.
This study sought to assess the effectiveness of cost saving measures in improving Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) performance in public secondary schools in Kenya. Specifically, the study was guided by the following objectives: To analyze resource endowment of public secondary schools in Marakwet West district; to assess the existence of cost saving measures in public secondary schools in Marakwet West District and to analyze the effectiveness of cost saving measures in improving KCSE performance in public secondary schools in Marakwet West District. In the study, nineteen (19) head teachers from KCSE schools were selected through stratified sampling. In addition, one district education officer (DEO) was purposively sampled to participate in the study. The head teachers’ data was elicited through use of questionnaires while the DEO was interviewed by the researcher. The findings of the study are revealed here in.
This monograph provides the findings of a research conducted on the influence of the principals’ managerial styles on parental involvement in students’ discipline in selected public secondary schools in Manga District. The rationale for the study is the fact that parental involvement has been shown to be an important variable that positively influences children’s education. The monograph draws from the data collected from one of the districts in Kenya which is densely populated through a combination of survey and naturalistic designs. From the data analysis it was found out that the levels of parental involvement in public secondary schools in Manga District has a significant relationship with the principal’s managerial styles. The levels of parental involvement in students’ discipline in public secondary schools in Manga District are not determined by sex of the principals. Similarly, the levels of parental involvement in students’ discipline in public secondary schools in Manga District are not determined by the principals’ headship experience.
Indiscipline among students in secondary schools of Kenya is great concern to the Kenyan public. For instance in Kakamega North District, 11 Secondary Schools recorded indiscipline cases in the year 2008. Despite the fact that several commissions of inquiry into the problem were previously set up by the Government of Kenya, the problem continued. The purpose of this study was to establish factors contributing to indiscipline among Secondary School students in Kakamega North District. Objectives of the study were to; establish home and school related factors contributing to indiscipline among secondary school students, find out church and parental factors contributing to the indiscipline of students in Secondary Schools.
This book discusses factors that influence enrolment levels in secondary schools in Keiyo District, Kenya. The author argues that with the introduction of free primary and secondary education in Kenya, it was expected that the country would experience an increase in secondary school enrolment coupled with a corresponding expansion of secondary schools. However, the author observes, this has not been the case in Keiyo District. Basing her arguments on Max Weber’s Theory of Production Function, Bargerei takes the reader through how various factors such as geographical location, attitude of the community towards a school, academic performance, head teachers’ leadership and government policies impinge on enrolment levels. The author posits that once these factors are taken into consideration, the wide disparity in enrolment levels between schools in areas perceived to be in harsh conditions and those in urban areas will be addressed. The discussions in this text are a step-by-step guide on how schools can come up with mechanisms to enhance their optimal enrolment levels. This book is highly recommended to stakeholders in the Education Sector in Kenya and beyond.
Workplace Motivation has attracted immense attention of scholars across the world. There is however more documentation on Motivation factors than there is on motivation strategies. School managers are oftentimes faced with difficulties when deciding which strategies to use to effectively motivate teachers in their schools. 'Teacher Motivation Strategies in Kenya' discusses findings of a study carried out in Rachuonyo South District, Kenya in order to explain Teachers' Perceptions of Motivation Strategies employed by principals of public secondary schools.
Private schools supplement the government’s efforts of providing education in Kenya. Pupils from private primary schools have been out-performing those from public primary schools at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). The purpose of this study was to establish and compare the trends of secondary school academic performance of students from private and public primary schools, in Forms 1, 2, 3 end year teacher made test, Mock and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations. The research design was causal-comparative with a study population comprising 2004 and 2005 form four students in Nakuru District. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 240 students from 6 provincial schools out of the 19 provincial schools in Nakuru District. The six schools were randomly selected from the three categories of secondary schools; Boys only, Girls only and co-educational ( Mixed). The instruments used to collect data were the Students’ Questionnaire, Teachers’ Questionnaire, Students' Academic Performance summary form.The mean scores of students from private primary schools were below the mean scores of students from public primary schools.
factors influencing wastage among secondary school student in Kenya is one of the recent research publication done in Kenya. The book gives an insight of the magnitude of wastage by gender, the relationship between wastage and academic performance, the causes of wastage and roles of school management in addressing the problem of wastage. The statistical rates of dropouts and repeats is useful to providers of education in formulating policies that may provide the solutions of wastage. Policy formulation and reviews are central to any successful strategy implementation and subsequent achievement or the national education targets
World over, education is regarded as a major engine behind development. In Kenya, rapid expansion of education and the consequent recruitment of teachers by the Board of Governors have played a crucial role in steering the country towards development of crucial manpower required in different sectors of the economy. Like any market economy, recruitment of teachers in Kenyan secondary schools is demand driven and schools’ Board of Governors take a centre stage. The book presents findings on the effectiveness of Board of Governors in the recruitment of teachers in public secondary schools in Gucha District, Kenya. This book will be invaluable material to education planners, donors and teacher employers. Students and consultants in the field of education will find this book useful as well.
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.