This study investigated the status of safety measures and its effects on performance
in public primary schools in Kilifi Sub-County, Kilifi County - Kenya. For effective
management and learning of children in schools, safety measures are paramount. In
a majority of public primary schools in Kenya, the situation is wanting (Simatwa
and Omollo, 2010). Four objectives were explored. They were to: determine the
extent to which safety measures had been implemented, establish levels of safety
awareness, establish the factors that influenced the implementation of safety
measures and find out the strategies that had been devised by headteachers and
quality assurance officers to enhance the implementation of safety measures in
public primary schools in Kilifi Sub-County, Kilifi – County. The study employed a
descriptive survey research design in which 4797 respondents were targeted and a
sample size of 479 was used. Questionnaires were used to collect data from teachers
and pupils whereas interview schedules were used to collect data from DQASO.
Results of data analysis were then presented using frequency distribution tables, bar
graphs and pie charts. It was found that the state of safety in public primary schools
in Kilifi Sub-County was in a pathetic condition because almost all the schools had
not implemented most basic safety measures. It was concluded that negligence, lack
of funds and communication barrier led to unsatisfactory implementation of safety
policies. The study recommended that all headteachers ensure that emergency drills
are conducted regularly to enhance preparedness and purchase the required number
of first aid kits and fire extinguishers. Headteachers should also ensure that
construction and maintenance of fences was done to enhance school safety and
facilitate a greater involvement of all the stake holders to ensure a collaborative
approach to the implementation of safety policies. The Ministry of Education on the
other hand ought to ensure that headteachers peg admission to class space to avoid
over-crowding in schools, provide all schools in Kilifi Sub-County with funds to
implement safety policies and improve on the coordination and follow-up of all the
stake holders in the safety policy implementation process.
Edu, F (2021). Status Of Safety Measures And Their Effects On Performance In Public Primary Schools In Kilifi Subcounty, Kilifi County - Kenya. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/status-of-safety-measures-and-their-effects-on-performance-in-public-primary-schools-in-kilifi-subcounty-kilifi-county-kenya
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Frontiers, Edu. "Status Of Safety Measures And Their Effects On Performance In Public Primary Schools In Kilifi Subcounty, Kilifi County - Kenya" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 23, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/status-of-safety-measures-and-their-effects-on-performance-in-public-primary-schools-in-kilifi-subcounty-kilifi-county-kenya