The influence of constituency development fund (CDF) projects on public primary schools performance in Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE) examination in Starehe constituency, Nairobi county
The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of CDF projects on public primary schools performance in KCPE Examination in Starehe constituency. The study was both qualitative and quantitative study. Both primary and secondary data were used for the study. Primary data was gathered by a questionnaire while the secondly data was gathered by a review of existing literature on the influence of CDF projects on public primary schools performance in KCPE Examination. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study while the population of the study was 28 public primary schools in Starehe constituency. Four teachers including the headteacher were utilized in each primary school hence forming a sample size of 112 respondents. The Data was analyzed using univariate analysis then presented in tables. The study found that all projects that is physical, learning, and health related CDF projects have influenced school performance in KCPE but in a varying degree. The study found that there was unbalanced distribution of CDF projects upon all public primary schools in Starehe constituency. First the study recommends that CDF office should redirect more resources on physical and health related CDF projects with moderately low degree of influence. The study also recommends construction of more classrooms by the CDF in the schools with high population to ease overcrowding in existing classes and lastly but not least, the study recommends for equal distribution on CDF projects in order to have a balanced influence across all public primary schools.