Causes For Students’ Strikes In Secondary Schools In Tigania, Igembe,meru -north District, In Kenya
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The main purpose of this study will be to assess the causes of strikes in secondary schools in Meru North District. Study will be aimed at investigating the following; First, the history of students strikes in Kenya. Secondly the study will investigate the causes of strikes in the secondary schools. Thirdly, the study will investigate the role of school stake holders in addressing the said problem. And lastly, the researcher will make study recommendation to curb the spread of the strikes across the entire region. The study employed descriptive research methodology to investigate why students in secondary schools engaged in school unrests. The research survey was based on the opinion of the research and the respondent interviewed helped to gather information needed to form the primary data. The researcher gathered information from various sources, books, journals, archives, academic papers to enable the research consider logical framework and tried to avoid and correct faulty methods and instruments used in order to tackle the research problem. The research employed primary data, observation, interview schedule and questionnaire guide. Reliability and validity of these tools is that, they were handled by the teachers themselves and students who were actually the targeted population. Among the target population are school students, teachers and other education stakeholders. Both the primary and secondary data were analyzed to extract relevant report that enabled the researcher make valid and reliable research findings and recommendation. Some of the research findings were poor public relations, poor school nutrition, peer pressure, drugs and abuse of substance, bad leadership in management of the schools and in the community, including external and political interference, prevalent monotonous method of instructions, and examination phobia among the students, The study made the following recommendation; pre-examination preparation, good parenting enhances discipline in the school, improvement of service delivery in various sectors of the school community.
University of Nairobi
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