Effect of Income and Provission of Physical Facilities on Students Performance in Kenya: A Case of Nakuru County

Effect of Income and Provission of Physical Facilities on Students Performance in Kenya: A Case of Nakuru County

Author(s) by Kamau John Gathii, Dankit Nassiuma, Omboi Messah B.
Pages 57-67
Keywords Income, Physical facilities, performance
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Abstract


Like any other business, schools require input of resources in order to deliver their mandate. Unlike other business the provision of education has other factors that are likely to interfere with the delivery and implementation of the teaching curriculum. Whether income and provision of physical facilities affect the delivery of the curriculum materials still remain largely unconfirmed. The aim of this study was to determine this relationship and the factors that are likely to affect it. All the schools in Nakuru County were identified. The county was stratified into seven districts and the schools were stratified into public and private schools. A sample of 33 schools was randomly selected. Questionnaires and a school observation guide were administered to the Head teachers and the bursars while the researcher filled the observation guide with the help of members of staff. The data collected was analyzed using correlation, regression and chi square to determine if there was any relationship. The study found that income is significantly related to academic performance while physical facilities have no significant correlation with academic performance at 95% level of confidence. The recommendation was that schools supervising authority should endeavor to ensure that school income is not spent only in provision of physical facilities but other teaching and learning resources as well. The government also needs to come up with prioritization rules to act as a guide as to what the schools should procure and when.

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