Factors Influencing Utilization Of Educational Radio Programmes Produced By Kenya Institute Of Curriculum Development: A Case Of Public Primary Schools In Ruiru Sub-County, Kiambu County
This study is aimed at investigating Factors Influencing Utilization of Educational Radio Programmes produced by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development: The purpose of the study is to make recommendations on how utilization of educational radio programmes can be a success. The study sought to find out to what extent level of awareness, teacher’s workload, teacher’s pedagogical skill and power supply influenced utilization of KICD radio the programmes in public primary Schools Ruiru Sub- county, Kiambu County. The research adopted descriptive survey design. The targeted population consisted of 29 primary schools, 29 head teachers and 441 teachers. Purposive sampling was used to select teachers each teaching one of the following subjects Mathematics, Science, Kiswahili, Religious Studies and English these were subjects being aired by KICD by the time study was undertaken. Simple random sampling is used to select 5 teachers from each school each teaching one those subjects giving a total of 50 teachers this constituted 11.3% of teachers’ population. Data was collected using questionnaires .To improve validity and reliability of the questionnaires a pilot study was conducted in one of the schools that was not to be used in the study. Coefficient Alpha for to internal consistency proposed by Cronbach of 0.75 allowed the use of the instruments to collect data. There after the instruments were fine-tuned as a result of the test trials. Data obtained was analyzed using Excel to determine utilization of KICD educational radio programmes. The study found that teachers and headteachers were aware of existence of radio programmes, many teachers hard a heavy workload among other duties, most teachers and headteachers lacked pedagogical skills in utilization of radio programmes and finally some schools schools lacked cheap power supply or used expensive sources of power. The following recommendations were suggested KICD should in-service teachers and headteachers on the utilization of radio programmes while intensifying awareness campaigns on use of radio to all stakeholders. The Institute should avail broadcast timetables and teacher’s guides to schools on time for schools to harmonize broadcast timetables with the school timetable. MOEST should employ more teachers to lessen the workload. The government should hasten the connection of electricity power to schools.
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