Some Factors Affecting School Administration Under Free Primary Education in Kipkaren Division, Nandi North District, Rift Valley Kenya

ABSTRACT

The research was concerned with some factors affecting School Administration under Free Primary Education in Kipkaren division, Nandi North District, Rift Valley Province - Kenya. The study identified the factors, their impacts and the measures of solving them. Using a cross-sectional survey research design, the samples employed in the study were got from the F.P.E Schools. The researcher made use of the questionnaire technique with the aid of focus group discussions to collect data. The data was categorized through the use of descriptive statistics with the aid of frequencies, percentages and central tendencies. The major findings of the study were leading and managing change as a stressing factor to school administrators, delegation of responsibilities, and lack of accountability of funds, administrative and social relationships. Recommendations included; the need for school administrators to be trained and equipped with management skills to be able to handle and address specific challenges, a need on the part of education colleges to train future school administrators on how they can overcome day to day administrative challenges and above all, the need on the part of government to lobby for more financial support from both internal and external sources to supplement their financial base and allocations to the education ministry.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page ..................................................................................... i

Declaration ................................................................................... .ii

Dedication ....................................................... , ........................... .iv

Acknowledgements ............................................................................. v

Table of Contents .................................................................................................. vi

List ofTables ......................................................................................................... vii

Acronyms .................................................................................... .ix

Abstract. ...................................................................................... x

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

I. I Background of the Study ........................................................... I

1.2 Statement of the Problem ......................................................... 2

1.3 Purpose of the Study .............................................................. .3

1.4 Objectives of the Study .............................. : ............................. 3

1.5 Research Questions ................................................................ 3

I. 6 Scope of the Study ................................................................. .3

1.7 Significance of the Study .......................................................... 4

CHAPTERTWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 Conceptual Framework ..................................................................................... 5

2.2.0 Factors affecting School Administration .................................................. 8

2.2. IStress experiences of School Administrators ...................................... 8

2.2.2 The allocation and use of educational finance in schools ........................ 9

2.2.3 Management skills· of school administrators .................................... 10

2.2.4Administrative and social relationships ............................................ 12

2.3 The Impacts of the factors to School Administration ............................ .15

2.3.lThe stress and School Administrators ............................................ .15

2.3 .2 Finance as hindering factor ......................................................... 16

2.4 The Measures to the factors affecting school administration ................... .17

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2.4. lHow to cope with stress ............................................................ 17

2.4.2 How to cope with finance .......................................................... 20

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1 Research Design ........................................................................ 21

3.2 Research Population ................................................................... 21

3.3 Sample and Sampling Procedure ..................................................... 22

3.4 Instruments .............................................................................. 22

3.4.1 Questionnaires ......................................................................... 22

3.4.2Nominal group discussions .............................. · ............................ 23

3.5 Research Procedure .................................................................... 23

3.6 Data Analysis ............................................................................ 23

3. 7 Ethical Consideration .................................................................. 23

3.8 Limitations .............................................................................. 24

CHAPTER FOUR

PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA

4.1.1. Stress .......................................................................................................... 25

4.1.2. Finance ................................................................................ 25

4.1.3 Management skills ............ ·: .................................................... 26

4.2. l Administrative and social relationships ................................................ .31

4.2.2 Management .............................................. : ........................... 31

4.3 Measures to the factors hindering school administration ..................... .32

CHAPTER FIVE

DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Discussion .......................................................................... 34

5.2 · Conclusion ....................................................................... .40

5.3 Recommendations ................................................................ .41

References .................................................................................. .43

Appendix: Questionnaire ................................................................. 47

 



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APA

MUENI, S (2022). Some Factors Affecting School Administration Under Free Primary Education in Kipkaren Division, Nandi North District, Rift Valley Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/some-factors-affecting-school-administration-under-free-primary-education-in-kipkaren-division-nandi-north-district-rift-valley-kenya

MLA 8th

MUENI, SINGI "Some Factors Affecting School Administration Under Free Primary Education in Kipkaren Division, Nandi North District, Rift Valley Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 01 Sep. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/some-factors-affecting-school-administration-under-free-primary-education-in-kipkaren-division-nandi-north-district-rift-valley-kenya. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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MUENI, SINGI . "Some Factors Affecting School Administration Under Free Primary Education in Kipkaren Division, Nandi North District, Rift Valley Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 01 Sep. 2022. Web. 15 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/some-factors-affecting-school-administration-under-free-primary-education-in-kipkaren-division-nandi-north-district-rift-valley-kenya >.

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MUENI, SINGI . "Some Factors Affecting School Administration Under Free Primary Education in Kipkaren Division, Nandi North District, Rift Valley Kenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 15, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/some-factors-affecting-school-administration-under-free-primary-education-in-kipkaren-division-nandi-north-district-rift-valley-kenya