The impact of free primary education on the quality of education in Kenya: a case of Kimilili Division
Nalianya, Robinson M
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This study set out to investigate the impact of free primary school education on quality of education in Kimilili division and to examine the influence that free primary education has had on the quality indicators or variables like class size, availability of teachers and resources like desks, books and other learning resources and funds in FPE program, all this in relation to quality of FPE, its efficiency and sustainability. Different studies have been done from different parts of the country in regard to FPE as indicated in the literature review of this study. This study seeks to investigate and find out if what other researcher's findings from elsewhere are true to Kimilili division and find out whether after six years of free primary education (FPE) there are any improvements on its impact on the quality of education. Quality of education refers to excellence in the practice, continuous improvement and efficiency in utilization of available materials and manpower, looking at the cost of education and its sustainability. Quality education is the education that empowers individuals to increase there productivity by developing new skills, attitudes, behaviors, practical knowledge and develop effective and innovative ways of thinking. The study population comprises of primary school head teachers, teachers and the area AEO of Kimilili Division. Perceived conceptual framework from the researcher will be used in the study. Two questionnaires will be used for data collection and the received data will be arranged, summarized and analyzed descriptively. It will be described using means, ratios, tables, percentages, graphs and standard deviation. Words will be used to describe and explain the meaning of the data and make conclusions. Findings of this study are expected to be utilized by the MOE, educationists and other stakeholders in ensuring project management principals are applied in FPE and in any other future education projects and programs. Suggestions will be made as to how best TQM principles can be utilized in ensuring quality education in FPE program and any other improvements that can ensure the success of FPE and quality of education in general.