Boards of Managements’ Initiatives Influencing Quality Education in Secondary Schools in Kajiado West Sub – County, Kajiado County
The purpose of the study was to investigate the initiatives of the Boards of Management that influence the provision of quality education in secondary schools in Kajiado West-Sub County, Kajiado County. The study objectives were to examine the effect of involving Boards of Management in the management of physical resources on the provision of quality education in Kajiado West Sub-County; to establish how the Boards of Management participation in teacher professional development enhance provision of quality education in Kajiado West Sub-County; to determine how the Boards of Management partnership with Non-governmental Organizations influence provision of quality education in Kajiado West Sub-County and to examine the effect of Boards of Management engagement with parents on the provision of quality education in Kajiado West Sub-County. The study employed a descriptive survey design since the data to be collected required a quantitative and qualitative approach. The study targeted 16 public secondary schools in Kajiado West Sub- County. Census technique was used to select 16 principals from selected schools. Further, simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 108 BoM from a total of 272 Boards of Management members. Result findings showed that management of physical resources, teachers’ professional development, engaging parents in the management of school resources and Boards of Management partnering with Non-governmental Organizations influences provision of quality education. Based on the research findings it can be concluded that involving the Boards of Management in the management of physical resources, and teachers’ professional support influences provision of quality education. It was also concluded that BoM partnership with Non-governmental Organizations and engaging parents in school management influences provision of quality education. It is also recommended that parents be involved when allocating school resources. This will ensure that accountability on how school resources are spent is enhanced. The Boards should ensure that teachers’ professional development is supported through in service training. The Boards of Management should also ensure that it seeks donor support from educational NGOs to help in sustaining school requirements. Further research will be role of teachers’ involvement in the management of school resources.
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