E-registration system implimentation among secondary schools in Kenya
The general features of an e-registration system adopted by schools as ordered by KNEC generates a unique form number for individual candidates, validates various student details, registers in batches into schools, generates examination numbers for candidates, selects compulsory subjects by default for all candidates, among other things. Currently, little research has been done on how E registration has benefited the schools. That was what inspired this study. This study had three objectives namely to: determine the benefits of the implementation of eregistration in secondary schools, determine the challenges encountered in the implementation of e-registration by secondary schools and to establish the relationship between the level of adoption of e-registration and the benefits of e-registration Implementation. The study adopted a descriptive study approach to investigate these objectives. The study found that all the schools had adopted E registration of candidates for KCSE examination as prescribed by KNEC. The study however found that the schools were faced with challenges in the adoption of the E registration system. These challenges were technological challenges, communication challenges and infrastructure challenges. The study found that the schools adopting the E registration benefited in terms of Ease of correction of mistakes, Ease of retrieval of records, Convenient storage of records, Accessibility of records, Accuracy of records, Ease of confirmation of records, Avoiding malicious alteration of records, Avoiding unauthorised access to records, Reducing paper work, Portability/ mobility of records, Backup System for records, Avoiding loss of records and Time management. The schools observed these benefits to a great extent through the implementation E registration.