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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
In the Kenyan context, academic performance among secondary schools has been an issue with some schools producing very few graduates with a grade of C+ which is a minimum requirement for University Education in the Country. This is particularly so for schools that are district and provincial schools in the country. Throughout the world, Education is considered as a means of solving social problems and improving the quality of life among individuals in the society. Factors that relate to the learner, the teachers, schools themselves and the society at large play a significant role in influencing academic performance of the learners. This study is therefore significant in enlightening schools, teachers, educational policy makers, supervisors of curriculum implementation on issues that require special consideration such as; teacher motivation, experience of teachers, academic qualification, learner characteristics, availability of instructional resources, school administration as well as teaching learning strategies, learner characteristics in reference to enhancing academic performance among students in secondary schools in Kenya.
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
The issue of student deviance has been a problem in the Kenyan educational system since the first case of student unrest was reported at the beginning of the 20th century. However, violence where human lives have been lost and a mass of property destroyed have characterized recent cases of student unrest in secondary schools in Kenya. The main concern is why student protests are turning violent day after day. This is worrying the major stakeholders given the mass of resources invested in the educational system. In the last couple of years, the Kenyan Government outlawed corporal punishment in schools and this has been seen as aggravating student violence especially in secondary schools. This book has six chapters. There is the introduction, review of relevant literature, and the discussion of methodology. There is also data presentation, data analysis and interpretation, and finally, the summary and conclusions. The book is intended for all those who hold stake in secondary schools, school administrators, student-teacher trainees and students of Sociology at university level, and anybody with interest in teenage and/or youth issues in general. Enjoy reading this great book.