Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 5(2), pp. 71-82, February 2014. DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/er.2014.026. Copyright © 2014 International Research Journals

 

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Social and economic based management strategies used by principals in the provision of secondary school education in Nyando and Muhoroni Districts, Kenya. An analytical study

1Patrick Lumumba Ogalo, 2Enose M.W. Simatwa* and 3Stella Lucy Atieno Juma

1Department of Educational Management and Foundations, Maseno University

*2Department of Educational Management and Foundations, Maseno University

3School of Education, Rongo University College

*Corresponding authors email: simatwae@yahoo.com

Abstract

 

Principals play crucial roles in providing quality education. However, due to certain challenges, quality falls below expectation. In Nyando and Muhoroni Districts, the quality of secondary education for the years 2006 through 2010 had been consistently below average, that is, mean grade of  C minus (C-)  in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations except in the year 2007 when the mean grade was C plain (C). This implies that quality of secondary education in the two districts according to one of their set objectives of building a firm foundation for further education and training is low. The study established that socio economic based management strategies that were used in the provision of secondary school education in the two districts were: capacity building, implementation of HIV/AIDs curriculum, establishment of boarding facilities and feeding programs, Government subsidies and bursaries, and Guidance and Counseling.

Keywords: Social Economic, Management, Strategies Principals, Education, Nyando, Muhoroni Districts, Kenya.

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