Effects of inter-ethnic conflicts on academic performance in schools among the pastoralist communities in Kenya-Laikipia West District Olmoran Division
Kinyua, Grace N
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The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of inter-ethnic conflicts on academic performance of students in 01 Moran Division of Laikipia West District. The results of the study will help education stakeholders to ensure there is a sufficient education system in a conflict area by recruiting educators or teachers and ensuring that they are properly trained and renumerated. Also they should ensure that physical structures are sufficient and safe for learning. Data was collected by use of questionnaire method which had both closed and open ended questions Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics including frequency, distribution tables and percentages. The findings of the study suggested that to rebuild an education system in a conflict area attention should be given to both school and non school environment. Both environments should be made conducive to the learners needs. Conflict situation in Olmoran Division has brought about varying number of draw backs on Education in that area. To acquire quality education in the area, there is need to develop skills among learners and the community at large. The government should get ways of improving both access and retention of children in schools in the division in order to get a better performance in exams especially in the socio-economically disadvantaged communities.