Research Papers/Topics in Planning And Management

Efficiency In Resource Utilization In Primary Schools In Kenya: A Case Of Gatundu North District, Kiambu County, Kenya

The Kenyan government introduced free primary education in 2003 in order to fulfill the commitments of the World education forum of 2000 as well as to make education accessible to all school age children irrespective of their social class. This initiative led to an upsurge in primary school enrolments with the resultant effects of numerous strains on human and material resources, high dropout rates and poor performance in national examinations. As a result of this, the government has be...

Challenges Of Teaching And Learning Materials In Public Secondary Schools, In Tana- River District, Kenya

ABSTRACT. This study was an investigation of challenges of teaching and learning materials in public secondary schools in Tana River District, Coast Province, Republic of Kenya. Teaching and learning materials greatly influence education quality and standards since it affect the teaching and learning process at all levels. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of shortages of teaching and learning materials in public secondary schools in Tana River District. The specifi...

Assessment Of The Challenges Of Water Supply And Sanitation In Uncontrolled Residential Developments Of Huruma Estate, Nairobi County

ABSTRACT. The struggle for water and its resources have progressively increased over periods of time. This is majorly attributed to the fact that the resource, as vital as it is, faces excessive extraction resulting from rapid population growth as well as urbanisation and industrialization trends. In Kenya, several families face many problems related to water and sanitation services. In the study area the project resolved in finding out the various challenges of water supply and sanitat...

Sustainable Residential Neighborhood Planning, A Case Study Of Burandogo Village Taveta Constituency

ABSTRACT Urbanisation and population growth have led to impact that increasingly deplete the natural resources and threaten the existence of the ecosystem. This has led to an increased awareness that the development of land use should be well managed in order to be sustainable. Improvement of housing for the Kenyan population is a major concern to the Government. In its commitment to improved housing the Government of Kenya introduced a National Housing Policy that comprehensively addre...

Impacts Of Instream Sand Harvesting On Water Supply, A Case Study Of River Thwake, Makueni County

ABSTRACT This paper examines the impact of sand harvesting from rivers on the environment, water quality and quantity along Thwake River, Makueni County. Sand acts as a safe aquifer for water flowing below and through it. Removal of sand results in destruction of underground aquifers and loss of safe water. Sand scooping adversely affects surface water quality and quantity and damages the aquatic ecosystem. Haulage of sand by heavy trucks causes environmental degradation by accelerating...

The Challenge of Cleaning and Maintaining Mathare River in the face of growth of the Mathare Slum Settlements in Nairobi

Abstract Due to the increasing forms of environmental degradation, many countries have realized the importance of safeguarding their natural resource bases and have made such management actions like river rehabilitation their priority. This project report explores and analyses the challenge of cleaning and maintaining Mathare River in the face of the Mathare slum settlements in Nairobi. It was carried out between September 2013 and April 2014. Mathare River is one of the three rivers wi...

Effects Of Subsidized Secondary Education On Access To Public Secondary Schools In Nyamache Division, Kisii County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The subsidized secondary education was introduced in 2008 as a result of Kenya’s effort to attain Education for All (EFA) by 2015 as indicated in the Sessional Paper no. 1 of 2005. The subsidized secondary education was implemented in February, 2008 by the Coalition Government. This was to reduce cost of education for parents, increase access to education and to increase transition rates from primary to secondary transition rates in coping with the United Nations aim to achie...

An Assessment Of The Level Of Compliance With The Solid Waste Management Regulations (2006) In Starehe District, Nairobi County

ABSTRACT Globally, solid waste management is a serious challenge for cities in developing counties. The ever-increasing quantity of waste generated in cities in developing countries poses a risk to ecosystem and human health. The challenge is equally notable in regions such as Asia and Africa where there are less developed countries lacking modern waste management technologies. Kenyan cities are not exceptional. The country’s capital, Nairobi, faces a major environmental challenge...

Strategies Adopted By Secondary School Principal To Address The Rising Cost Of Education: A Case Study Of Kuresoi District, Nakuru County

ABSTRACT The growing expenses associated with education are often a catalyst for rising tuition and fees, and they play a large role as educators plan for the future of their institutions. The escalation of school fees at secondary level has been the immediate consequence of measures to be taken to reduce cost of education in Kenya. This study used a descriptive survey design where it targeted Principals in secondary schools of Kuresoi District in Rift Valley. The study stratified the sc...

The Potential Impact Of Railway Infrastructure On Connectivity Within Nairobi Metropolitan- A Case Of Limuru Town (Kiambu County)

ABSTRACT This study finds ground from the fact that railway infrastructure provide effective transport and plays a significant role in enhancing and improving urban growth and urban dynamics. Railway transport is the second most-used mode of transport after roads in Kenya, for both freight and passenger traffic. It has been argued that improvement of this mode of transport in Kenya would boost the economic performance of business enterprises which would in turn contribute to social econ...

The Influence Of Subsidized Secondary Education On Access To Educational Resources In Public Day Secondary Schools In Migori County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The Kenya government, through the Sessional Paper No. 1 of 2005 made secondary education part of basic education. This saw the NARC government introduce freeday Secondary Education in 2008 to enhance transition from primary to secondary level of education. Provision of a tuition free secondary education is a government policy targeting the poor so that educational resources can be equitably distributed across all members of society. This study sought to establish the influence o...

Impact Of Open Pit Artisanal Gold Mining A Case Study Of Rongo Constituency

Abstract This research explores the socio-ecological impacts in Rongo district caused by artisanal small scale gold mining. The International LabourOrganisation (ILO) acknowledges gold mining by itinerant miners as the means of livelihood for more than 13 million people in the developing world. Although there are many potential socio-economic benefits of artisanal small scale gold mining, there are numerous negative impacts from these small and inefficient operations as a result of wast...

Evaluation of Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Projects; in Nairobi County

AbstractThis chapter entails introduction to the study, statement of the problem, study questions, objectives of the study, justification of the study, significance of the study and the conceptual framework. The construction industry is formed of establishments primarily engaged in the building of structures or engineering projects like highways and utility systems; establishments primarily engaged in the preparation of sites for new construction and establishments primarily engaged in ...

An Assessment Of Existing E-Waste Management Systems In Institutions Of Learning In Ruiru Subcounty, Kiambu County

Abstract The usefulness of ICT has led to an overwhelming elastic demand for electronics most computing devices such as mobile phones and computers. Individuals, learning institutions and government institutions worldwide are adopting ICTs at a fast pace. Widespread consumption has resulted into huge amounts of Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or e-waste generated from non-usable or old electronics. E-waste management in developing countries is one of the least revise...

Availability And Utilization Of School Resources On Students’ Academic Achievement In Public Day Secondary Schools In Kisii County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe study intended to investigate the relationship between availability and utilization of school resources on students‟ academic achievement in Public day secondary schools in Kisii County, Kenya. The concern was why the decline in students‟ academic achievement in public day secondary schools in Kisii County when the government of Kenya is funding all public secondary schools through the Free Day Secondary Education(FDSE) program. The study was guided by the following objectives...


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