Challenges experienced by Public Day Secondary School head teachers in implementing of free Day Secondary Education In Nyamira County, Kenya
The purpose of the study was to The purpose of this study was to determine the challenges faced by public secondary school head teachers in the implementation of Free Day Secondary Education in North Masaba, Kenya. The dependent variable was implementation of Free Day Secondary Education and the independent variable was challenges faced by public secondary school head teachers. The research design was descriptive survey design. The target population was 30 secondary school principals, 450 teachers and 60 BOG and PTA members in secondary schools in North Masaba District. The sampling design was random sampling and sample size was 10 principals, 125 teachers and 20 BOD and PTA members. The data collection tools were questionnaires and interview schedules. Data was collected and analyzed qualitatively. The research study revealed that majority of the head teachers had stayed in their current station of work for over six years and this affected their management of FDSE. Female teachers were found to be less that the male teachers. The study revealed that most of the secondary school head teachers did not have adequate training in financial management and therefore they needed more training on how to manage both human and financial resources in their schools. The study found that the physical facilities in most of the schools were not adequate to satisfy the increasing number of students joining secondary schools. The study recommends that the government should allocate enough funds in time and resources to schools to ensure that free secondary school education runs smoothly without compromising quality of education. The study established that lack of adequate funds and resources was the biggest challenge affecting effective implementation of free secondary education in public secondary schools.