Factors Influencing The Implementation Of Adult Literacy Education Programmes: A Case Of Kajiado County
It is important for the adult literacy projects to be implemented adequately for them to realize the objectives which lead to them being initiated. The main Endeavour of this study was to establish the challenges that influence the implementation of adult literacy programs and how they can be overcome. It concentrated on Adult literacy centers in Kajiado County. The objectives of the study were: to determine how multiple responsibilities, teaching methodology, availability of learning resources and the ratio of teachers to learner influence the implementation of adult literacy education programmes in Kajiado County. The study used the descriptive survey design. This is because the problem is specific with variables that already exist for the population in mind to describe. It emphasized on how the independent variables relate to the dependent variables. Its interest was on the population of learners, teachers and officers in charge of the thirty-eight literacy centers that implement the adult literacy education program in Kajiado County. Simple random sampling technique was used using random numbers generated by the computer to select 241 learners. All the teachers and officers were selected to make the number 287 people. Data was collected mainly by questionnaires with both open and closed ended questions. Its aim was to solicit ideas from the respondents with regards to the variables. Personal interviews were considered especially for those who could not fill the questionnaires (illiterate), observation and focused group discussions were also used in centers where learners were in session. Drop and pick method was used for questionnaires as agreed with the respondents. Secondary data was also used to analyze and classify variables related to the problem’s data analysis while the data was analyzed by both descriptive and analytical methods. From the findings, teacher learner ratio, learning resources and multiple responsibilities of the adult students have the highest influence on the implementation of the adult literacy education programmes. Learning resources would speed up the learning process. Teaching methodology was the least that influences the adult literacy programme, this study suggests, more teachers should be employed on full time basis. This will enable the learners to attend classes at any time of the day when it’s convenient for them. More materials should be provided in the centers. The programme should also focus on getting permanent premises. The centers also need to be increased so that they can be easily accessible by the people who want to join the programme.