Factors Affecting Coverage Of Syllabus in Secondary Schools in Kenya: A Case Study of Langata District Schools in Nairobi County

Mutegi, Teresa (2014) Factors Affecting Coverage Of Syllabus in Secondary Schools in Kenya: A Case Study of Langata District Schools in Nairobi County. Master thesis, The Management University of Africa.


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Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. The study investigated factors affecting coverage of syllabus in secondary schools in Kenya; A case study of Langata District schools in Nairobi County with specific objectives being to identify the effects of teachers strikes, planning, school resources and time management on coverage of syllabus in secondary schools. The study used descriptive research design to collect data required for quantitative and qualitative analysis. A total of 230 respondents covering 41 (5 public and 36 private) secondary schools in Langata District of Nairobi County were selected using random sampling. In each school, cluster was used to identify teacher participants for the study and ensured that the respondents comprised of a respondent from the time tabling committee, games department, fees collection, the principal and the class teacher. A self administered questionnaire whose validity was based on construct, content and face validity was then used to collect data. Descriptive analysis including proportions, percentages, frequency distributions and measures of central tendency mean and median were then used. In this study, it was noted majority of respondents in the selected secondary schools were class teachers and had taught in these schools for more than a year with most of them being male. Notably, most of the respondents were current members of a Teachers’ Union and had directly or indirectly participated in Union organised industrial strikes. Majority of teachers were in agreement that activities such as sports, music festivals and drama festivals occurred during normal learning time with most schools indicating that they participated in those extra curricula activities. This resulted to lost time during and thus limited the coverage of the school syllabus. Notably most of these schools did not have adequate facilities such as Facilities like libraries, availability of teaching materials, classrooms and laboratories limits achievement academic success. Therefore, the study established that facilities are potent to high academic achievement of students hence there need for the government of Kenya to provide adequate material resources to schools in both urban and rural areas. However, in order to decrease the over dependence on the Government, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), philanthropist and other charitable organizations are also implored to compliment the effort of the government to boost the performance of students

Item Type: Thesis (Master)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Research > Research by Students > Masters > Executive Masters of Business Administration
Depositing User: Mr. David Mwangi
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 12:12
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 10:10
URI: http://repository.mua.ac.ke/id/eprint/282

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