The Influence of School Based Factors on Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Performance in Nyandarua Central Sub County, Kenya
This research study sought to investigate the effect of school based factors affecting pupils‟ perfomance in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in Nyandarua Central sub-county. The objectives of the study were to establish the influence of participatory leadership on pupils‟ performance in K.C.P.E.; to assess the influence of school discipline on pupils‟ performance in K.C.P.E.; to determine the influence of school environment on pupils‟ performance in K.C.P.E.; and to evaluate to what extent guidance and counseling helps pupils‟ performance in K.C.P.E in Nyandarua central sub-county. The study employed a correlation design to establish the relationship between variables. Content and face validity of the instrument were ascertained through expert judgment from specialists of educational administration. Random sampling technique was used. From the sample space, 40% of head teachers were sampled and 30% of teachers in the sub-county. The research instrument used was questionnaires for headteachers and teachers having a similar content. Descriptive and correlation statistics was used to analyse qualitative data. The data was coded and analysed with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings indicated a significance statistical relationship between participatory leadership, discipline, school environment and guidance and counselling on pupils performance. The study recommended that the head teachers involve the teachers and pupils in the running of the schools,enhance school discipline,create a conducive school environment and involve the teachers in strengthening guidance and counselling in primary schools in order for them to improve performance of K.C.P.E.
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