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Influence of Gender Norms on Education Participation among Secondary School Girls in Homa Bay County

Abstract Several studies in sub-Saharan Africa have looked at the impact of gender norms on the education of girls. Nevertheless, on anationallevel,limitedstudieshaveattemptedtodirectlyinvestigatethegirls’viewsandtheirexperiencesofthesenorms.Therefore,thisstudyisintendedtoinvestigatetheinfluenceofgendernormsontheeducationparticipationofsecondaryschoolgirlsinHomaBay County (HBC). The study adopted a concurrent transformative research design, majorly quantitative with an embeddedqualitative ...

Effect of Instructional Supervision on Utilization of Teaching and Learning Resources for Implementation of CBC in Pre-Primary Classrooms in Webuye East Sub-County, Bungoma County, Kenya

Abstract The competency-based curriculum was first offered to Kenyan schools in 2017 as a pilot program, and it was adopted in January 2019. As a drastic departure from the 8-4-4 education system, a new 2-6-3-3-3 system was established in 2017. This new system would require two years in preprimary, six in primary, three in junior secondary, three in senior secondary, and three in university. In the majority of English-speaking countries, competency-based curriculum (CBC) as an approach has r...

A History of the Isukha-Idakho Bullfighting in Western Kenya

Abstract The traditional sport of Isukha-Idakho bullfighting offers a glimpse into the enduring cultural history of the Isukha and Idakho people in western Kenya. This age-old custom, which has origins that go back many centuries, represents the resilience, prosperity, and cohesion of these communities. The Isukha and Idakho people's traditional identities are fundamentally shaped by bullfighting, which is a significant aspect of commemorating life events such as weddings and burials. Bullfi...

Trends in Progression in Agriculture Career Among Students in Tertiary Institutions of Kakamega and Bungoma Counties, Kenya

Abstract While agriculture is a major source of employment, it is notable that youths in developing countries are unemployed. In Kenya, agriculture is taught in the 8-4-4 syllabus and in the current competency-based curriculum. Despite the above facts, Kenya still requires human resources to drive the agricultural sector. The purpose of this study was to examine trends in progression in agriculture careers among students in tertiary institutions in Kakamega and Bungoma counties, Kenya, from ...

AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION TO INCREASE AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA AMONG ADOLESCENT SCHOOL CHILDREN IN WESTERN KENYA

Abstract Objective: Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) is an inherited blood disorder that impairs the functioning of the body’s red blood cells and is prevalent in subSaharan Africa with up to 3% of all births affected. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to explore the level of knowledge and awareness of SCA among high school students in Kenya to determine if an educational presentation can improve that knowledge. Design: Participants completed a pre-test, listened to and participated...

Influence of School Agricultural Farms on Academic Performance in Agriculture in Secondary Schools

Abstract/Overview Performance in Agriculture in secondary schools countrywide has remained dismal since the year 2016 and it is mainly attributed to poor pedagogical skills and lack of proper teaching materials and infrastructure. The This study therefore sought to assess the influence of school agricultural farms on academic performance in Agriculture in secondary schools in Hamisi Sub-County, Kenya. The study employed descriptive survey research design involving census sampling. Data wa...

The Influence of Mobile App and Media, Towards Entomophagy Awareness and Acceptability

Abstract/Overview The speedy development of technology in the use of smartphones and their mobile applications (apps) have become momentous and influential in today’s consumer perceptions. Accordingly, the media has in recent years advocated the nutritional, environmental, and economic benefits of edible insects. However, there is still a lackluster aggressive multipronged approach to filling the awareness and acceptability gap of entomophagy through mobile apps and media. Therefore, th...

Influence of Media on Consumers’ Behavioral Intentions towards Entomophagy in Western Kenya

Abstract/Overview Insects are rich in protein and fat, and various insect species contain substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals. Consequently, insects can greatly contribute to food and nutrition security. Entomophagy (consumption of insects as food) has been practised in Western Kenya for many years. However, in recent times the consumption of edible insects has declined due to the notion that consuming insects is outdated and distasteful. Numerous studies have shown that media si...

Influence of Khat (Miraa) Production, Trade and Consumption On Primary School Dropout among the Boys in Kangeta Division, Igembe South District, Kenya

Abstract Education for all is a global development need. Achievement of universal primary education is addressed by the second United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG). In a bid to achieve this goal, Kenya government initiated Free Primary Education (FPE) in January 2003. However, despite this effort, there has been educational wastage through declined enrolments and increased dropout rates, which are common phenomena in Kangeta Division, Igembe South District. The purpose of this s...

Charting the skeptopathy - skepticism continuum: A constructive aid in the interests of consistent and reliable scientific activity

We begin this paper by attempting to define what skepticism is. We also attempt to define other related and allied concepts such as skeptopathy, pathological skepticism, and pseudo-skepticism, and compare and contrast all these different concepts. We also present the various thoughts and opinions of different thinkers on all these issues, and also attempt to explain how thoughts related to these issues evolved through the ages. We therefore begin right from the Ancient Greeks, on to Ancient R...

Reconsidering the Western Education System

The Western education system, long revered for its structure and methodology, has undergone significant transformations in recent years. This article critically examines these changes, shedding light on the illogical nature of blindly emulating Western educational models. By exploring alterations in program durations, thesis requirements, and the rise of online education, this study advocates for a reevaluation of global educational philosophies. Rather than mimicking Western standards, natio...

UNESCO and Education Needs for Sub-Saharan Africa at a Global Age

Description: A Research Report by Kihara Elizabeth M., Submitted to the school of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts in International Relations

Financing for Sustainable Development in Kenya: An Analysis of the Mechanisms to Finance Sustainable Development Goal 9

Abstract: This thesis is action research that tries to explain different financing mechanisms that should be put in place to try to give a quest for making the achieving of sustainable development goal nine possible in Kenya. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda mainly guide the financing mechanisms. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda was formed when different heads of states came together in Ethiopia in July 2015 and implemented a guide that would be used to be able to achieve the 17 Sustainable Develo...

The Role of ODA in Supporting Basic Education in Kenya 2002 – 2021

Abstract: Over the years, the provision of educational opportunities has been identified as an important ingredient for countries to attain accelerated economic growth, low crime rates, national unity and political stability. In the Kenyan context, aid to education has played an important role in the country’s education sector since the county’s independence. Given the importance of the provision of education opportunities to countries development, this paper this paper provides a critic...

The Relevance of African Jurisprudence and Ubuntu in Uganda

Abstract The postamble of the English text of the 1993 Constitution referred to “Ubuntu”; there is a need for understanding but not for vengeance, a need for reparation but not for retaliation, a need for Ubuntu but not for victimization. Ubuntuis an indigenous African concept and refers to a practical humanist disposition towards the world, including compassion, tolerance and fairness. (It is interesting to note that the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights also includes a posi...


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