Alternative Strategies of Funding Secondary School Education in Kenya : A Case Study of Emuhaya District


Okolo, Christopher and Too, Jackson (phd) (2010) Alternative Strategies of Funding Secondary School Education in Kenya : A Case Study of Emuhaya District. In: The 1st KIM Conference on Management : Transforming Higher Education - Opportunities and Challenges, KICC.

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Abstract

Education remains important for human resource development in the world because it brings about attitudinal and behavioural changes in people. This has made countries to invest in expansion of education by allocating large proportion of their resources to the sector. But as the government resources continue to decrease, many schools are forced to source for alternative funds to sustain their educational programmes. The purpose of the study was to investigate measures that secondary schools undertake to supplement financing of education. Four specific objectives were used in the study from which four research questions were developed. The study was done in Emuhaya District in Western Province. An Ex-Post Facto Research Design was used in the study. From a total population of 25 public secondary schools, Stratified Random Sampling was used to select 22 schools from two strata (Provincial and District). Questionnaires were administered to head teachers, class teachers and school bursars while interviews were conducted for head teachers. Data obtained was organised and presented in form of frequency tables, counts and percentages. Descriptive Satistics involving use of frequency tables, percentages and means were used to analyse data. The findings of the study revealed that institutions faced problems of funds, low fee payment, lack of community support, delays in deliveries and late remission of bursary funds. The financial sources of acquiring teaching and learning resources were identified to be the Government (in form of teachers’ salaries), school fees, teacher improvising, PTA and Ministry of Education supplies. The study revealed that bigger proportions of fund raising initiatives schools undertook came from the PTAs, fund raising, donations, and bursaries while meager finances came from hiring of school conference halls, poultry keeping activities, community labour, rent and sponsors. The study recommended the need for secondary schools to innovate new strategies of generating income. Bursaries, CDF and LATF funds needed to be disbursed on time to schools. There was a need to in-service school administrators on ways of utilising local resources to finance school programmes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Conference > International Conference on Industry and Higher Education - 2010
Depositing User: Mr. David Mwangi
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 09:02
URI: http://repository.mua.ac.ke/id/eprint/17

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