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 of
subsidized secondary education on access to educational resources in Kuria West
Sub-County, Migori County, Kenya. The key objectives were: to establish the effect
of FDSE on quality of human resource, to establish effect of FDSE on adequacy of
human resource, to establish the effect of FDSE on quality and adequacy of physical
resources and to find out strategies adopted by stakeholders to address quality and
adequacy of resources. The study looked at the pupil-teacher ratios, pupil-textbook
ratios, the quality and adequacy of physical resources and the strategies that
stakeholders have adopted to address adequacy and quality of teaching-learning
resources. From the reviewed literature, FDSE has led to increased enrolment at
secondary school level thus the need to pace up teaching -learning resources to
match the increasing enrolments. The study adopted the descriptive survey design.
The study was based on the Education Function Production Theory which views
education as a production process through teaching and learning. The study
population included the 20 public day secondary schools in Kuria West Sub-County
with a student enrolment of 1403 and the 20 Principals of these schools. A stratified
random sample of 20 schools was selected to form this study sample; 120 student
respondents from the selected schools were randomly sampled while the 10
Principals heading the selected schools were purposively sampled to participate in
the study. Questionnaires were used for data collection. The collected data were
analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) then presented using
frequency tables, and bar graphs. From the study findings, it was clear that the
adequacy of FDSE funds was critical in determining the quality of human resources
available in public day secondary schools. The adequacy of FDSE funds
significantly affects the adequacy and quality of both physical and human resources.
A good number of public day secondary schools had adopted strategies to deal with
poor quality of physical and human resources. The study recommends that the
government through the ministry of education should review the FDSE programme
with a view to catering for financial resources required to provide additional
resources to cope with resultant increased enrolment. The school management
should work closely with other stakeholders like parents NGOs, CBOs to mobilize
more funds to provide human and physical resources needed.
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