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Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status And Academic Achievement Among Secondary School Students In Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the parents’ socioeconomic factors affecting student’s academic achievement in KCSE in pu lic secondary schools in Marama-south ward Butere sub-county. The main objectives of this research were: Esta lish how parental education level affected student’s academic performance in the KCSE, Examine the extent to which parental occupation influenced the student’s academic achievement in the KCSE and Asses how the household income o...

Implementation Of Quality Assurance Guidelines And Their Influence On Quality Education In Selected Public Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACTDespite the Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) and Commission for University Education (CUE) providing guidelines for assuring quality of education in universities, there have been concerns by various stakeholders on the quality of graduates from universities in Kenya getting into the job market. This study sought to determine the extent to which quality assurance guidelines by CUE have been implemented in public universities and their influence on the quality of educatio...

Public-Private Partnership In Education: The Role Of Nzoia Sugar Company In The Development Of Secondary Schools In Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to investigate public-private partnership in education. The researcher specifically sought to investigate the role of Nzoia Sugar Company, through its corporate social responsibility, on development of secondary schools in Bungoma County by analyzing the corporate social responsibility policy of the company; evaluate specific assistance to secondary schools by the company and to compare the financial assistance to secondary schools against other social res...

Hidden Costs And Their Impact On Students’ Participation In Basic Education, Rwanda

ABSTRACTImplementation of Fee-Free Schooling Policy is Rwanda’s strategy to ensure equity and access to basic education. However, since the implementation of this policy, thousands of students have failed to participate in basic education hence exposing the Rwanda Educational System to wastage. The literature showed some hidden costs could be related to students participation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the hidden costs and their impact on students participation in basic e...

Household And School-Related Determinants Of School Dropout Among Students In Mixed Day Secondary Schools In Bomet County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe Education Sector in Kenya and other parts of the world has faced many challenges particularly dropouts, which is an indicator of low internal efficiency during the past two decades. The Kenyan government introduced Free Day Secondary Education in 2008 to increase access rates to secondary education which will in turn result in increased completion rates hence increased transition rates. This study sought to determine and analyze the dropout levels of Mixed Day Secondary Schools in...

Influence Of Socio-Economic Factors On Transition From Primary To Secondary Education In Mwingi Central District, Kitui County Kenya

ABSTRACTThe central problem of this study was to trace the influence of socio-economic factors on transition from primary to secondary school level in Mwingi central Sub County; Kitui County. The transition rate to secondary school in Mwingi Central District stood at 66.5% in 2015, a transition rate below the government target of 70%. The study sought to establish the factors that influence transition to secondary school. The study also sought to relate the parental level of education and tra...

Private Rates Of Return To Investment In Technical Education: A Case Of Manufacturing Industries In Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe degree of relationship between cost of education and earnings (Private Rate of Return) (PRR) is a determining factor in making decisions about investment choices in education. The Kenya government and individuals have continued to pay large amount of resources to acquire Technical Education (TE) for individuals to train as Artisans, Crafts persons, Technicians and Technologists whose levels of TE are Grade Test, Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma respectively. The monetary ga...

Cost Saving Measures And Internal Efficiency In Public Secondatry Schools In Kisumu West District, Kisumu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe problem of the study was that internal efficiency in terms of improved rates of students‘ flow which is the main objective of Subsidized Secondary Education is costly yet the available educational resources are dwindling. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to determine the cost-saving measures and their influence on internal efficiency with specific reference to various rates of students‘ flow such as repetition, dropout, completion, graduation rates and average graduat...

Influence Of Socio- Economic Factors On Pupils Transition From Primary To Secondary Schools In Machakos Sub-County

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to investigate the socio-economic factors influencingtransition of pupils from primary school to secondary school in Machakos Subcounty.This study was necessitated by the relatively low transition rate of pupils inMachakos Sub-County of 75% compared to the national transition rate of 84%. Thestudy was guided by three objectives which are to determine; the influence of cost ofeducation on transition rates, the influence of parent’s educational level on trans...

Equity In Bursary Allocation In Relation To Internal Efficiency Of Secondary Schools In Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTBasic education is very critical in any education system because of the crucial role it playsin catalyzing national development. Consequently, maintaining a high student enrolment atthis level should be a priority for all countries. The Constituency Bursary Fund (CBF) wasestablished by the government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament in 2003. The purposeof this study was to investigate equity in bursary allocation in relation to internal efficiencyof secondary schools in Bungoma C...

Influence Of Educational Resources On Students’ Academic Performance In Science Subjects In Secondary Schools In Kakamega South Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACTAdequate academic resources are necessary for high performance in science subjects. In Kakamega South Sub-County secondary schools students’ low performance in science subjects was below 6.00 by 2014 KCSE. The sub-county posted lower means in science subjects compared to neighbouring sub-counties; averagely, 2012 to 2014; Mumias posted 5.539, Kakamega Central 4.940 and Kakamega South 4.071. Also the sub-county was posting an average negative deviation (-0.566) in comparison to the a...

An Evaluation of The Conformance of Namibia Quality Standards to The Law And Practice of International Quality Standards

ABSTRACT This dissertation provides an outline of the state of the art of international standardization and the attendant process of conformity assessment. Where possible reference is made to Namibian developments in order to either reinforce or contrast the issue being discussed. Given the ongoing usage by Namibia of the South African standards and conformity assessment architecture, significant reference is also made to South African developments and practices. Likewise, reference is ...

The Multilateral Trade System And The African Regional Integration Systems: The Use of Soft Law And Hard Law Strategies in The SADC, SACU And COMESA

ABSTRACT The paper seeks to explore the relationship between the Multilateral Trade System (MTS) and the African Regional Integration System(s)(RIS). This is done through the analysis of norm formation on trade-in Regional Integration Systems (RIS). In this analysis, the manner in which the African Regional Integration Systems use the soft and hard law strategies to reproduce themselves institutionally on trade issues is carefully explored. This is done by looking at specific case studi...

TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SALT PRODUCTION IN GHANA: THE CASE OF SMALL-SCALE SALT PRODUCERS IN ELMINA

ABSTRACT Technical efficiency of resource-use, particularly in salt production is a major concern for the level of productivity and profitability of salt miners depend on it. Thus, the study was conducted to estimate the level of technical efficiency among small scale salt producers in Elmina. The study used the entire population of 96 salt producers in Elmina. The study reveals that, Cobb-Douglas stochastic production frontier best fits small scale salt producers in Elmina. The results...


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