Influence of Board of Management Members’ Characteristics on Management of Human Resource in Public Secondary Schools in Kikuyu Sub County, Kiambu County, Kenya
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of Board of Management members’ characteristics on management of human resource in public secondary schools in kikuyu sub county, Kiambu County. The study specifically sought to; establish the influence of board members’ administrative experience, determine the influence of board members’ level of education, assess the influence of board members’ gender and to establish the influence of board members’ training on management of human resource in public secondary schools in Kikuyu Sub, Kiambu County. The study employed descriptive research design. The targetpopulation was 31 public secondary schools, 31 principals and 527 BoM members and the sample was 31 principals and 120 BoM members.The 31 principals were selectedby census and 120 BoM members by sampling. This study used primary data whichwas obtained using questionnaires. To ensure content validity, the questionnaires werepretested by two randomly selected principals and BoMs and also two experts and the supervisors. Reliability of questionnaire was done by pretesting nine (9) randomly selected BoMs from the pool of 527BoMs.Result findings showed that board members’ administrative experience, board members’ gender, board members’ level of education and board members’ training influence the management of human resources. Based on research findings it can be concluded that BoM members’ administrative experience, board members’ gender, board members’ level of education and board members’ training are positively related with effectiveness in human resource management. It is recommended that the training institutes like KEMI should train all BoM members to equip them with the right knowledge on human resource management. Gender balance among BoM members to be adhered to.
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