Influence of Stakeholders Involvement on Performance of Early Childhood Education Programmes in Bridge International Schools in Mukuru and Kibera in Nairobi County, Kenya
Stakeholder involvement in programme management plays a critical role in project performance. Development programmes have been shown to yield benefits in academic achievement. There have been arguments about the quality of implementation of many ECD programmes in low income communities in Kenya. The study sought to achieve the following objectives. To determine the influence of stakeholder involvement in programme identification on performance of Early Childhood programmes in Mukuru and Kibera Bridge International School in Nairobi. To assess the influence of stakeholder involvement in programme planning on performance of Early Childhood programmes in Mukuru and Kibera Bridge International Schools in Nairobi. To examine the influence of stakeholder involvement in programme implementation on performance of Early Childhood programmes in Mukuru and Kibera Bridge International Schools in Nairobi. To determine the influence of stakeholder involvement in programmes monitoring and evaluation on performance of Early Childhood programmes in Mukuru and Kibera Bridge International Schools in Nairobi.This study adopted descriptive survey research design as it would enable collection of data to answer to research questions. The target population used for the study was staff working in Early Childhood programmes in Bridge International Schools in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study population was 211 respondents who were Directors of Bridge International schools, Ministry of Education officers, teaching staff, parents and Donors making. Stratified samplings was adopted to select a sample size of 138 respondents. The study used both primary and secondary data. The questionnaire was used to collect primary data and had both open and close-ended questions. Secondary data was collected from organizations reports on stakeholders’ involvement and performance of Early Childhood programmes in Bridge International Schools in Nairobi County, Kenya. The collected data was edited for completeness and consistency and then coded and entered into SPSS for analysis. Quantitative technique, descriptive analysis such as percentage, frequencies, means and standard deviations were used to analyse quantitative data. Content analysis techniques was used to analyse qualitative data collected using open ended questions. Inferential analysis correlation and regression were done. From the findings, the study concluded that stakeholders’ involvement influence performance of Early Childhood education development project in schools. The school achieved high teaching staff retention, increase learners enrolment, executed programme effectively and high learner retention in the schools to a very great extent due to stakeholder participation Early Childhood education programmes in the school. Correlation analysis shows a significant, strong and positive correlation between project identification, project planning, project risk management and monitoring and evaluation and the ECD programme performance. The study therefore recommended the adoption of stakeholder involvement in ECD development project in schools as an effective option in ECD programme performance in Mukuru and Kibera Bridge International Schools.
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