A descriptive survey was undertaken lo examine the factors for learning in primary
schools. It was conducted in Ruiru educational zone in Thika district.
The following objectives guided the study.
To examine the educational policies that affected learning in primary schools; to examine
the school based/actors that influenced learning in prima,y schools and lo examine the
home based factors that affect learners in primary schools.
A questionnaire was designed and distributed to 50 teachers ,vho had been randomly
selected Ji-om the 20 schools in Ruiru educational zone.
Findings showed that the policy of cost sharing was affecting the learners in that they
came fi'om poor families and their parents could not afford to pay for their educational
requirements such as uniforms. This was therefore negatively affecting them. It was also
established that the children lacked proper fc1ci/itation in schools in terms of classrooms
and educational equipment. This was therefore killing their motivation to study. Findings
also discovered that children were being pertained at home because the parents wanted
these children to fetch money so that the rest of the family can feed
It was recommended that government embark on the initiative of reconciling its
educational policies. That the teacher be involved in making curriculum materials that
could help cater for all government take strict measures against the parents that many of
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