Determinants Of Board Of Management Members’ Effectiveness In Management Of Discipline Of Non Teaching Staff In Public Secondary Schools In Kiambaa Subcounty, Kenya
Discipline is the force that prompts individual or groups to observe rules, regulations, standards and procedures. The purpose of the study was to explore the determinants of Board of Management members’ effectiveness in management of discipline of non-teaching staff in public secondary schools in Kiambaa Sub County, Kenya. The study sought to determine the extent to which board members’ academic qualifications, in service training, administrative experiences and professional experiences influence their effectiveness in management of discipline of non teaching staff in Kiambaa Sub County. The research adopted descriptive survey research design. The study targeted all the 23 head teachers, 299 board members and 862 non teaching staff from secondary schools in Kiambaa Sub County (Kiambaa Sub County, 2014). In this study the sample size was 15 head teachers, 230 non teaching staff and 100 boards of management members. Stratified sampling was used to ensure all types of schools (National, Extra County and Sub- County schools) in the target population were represented in the sample in proportion to their members in the population. Data was collected by use of questionnaires. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics in terms of tables, percentages, frequency and means. The study findings established that: majority of the board members had university degrees, in-service training of the board members was important and most of board members with professional and administrative experiences in human resource management had competency to perform their duties effectively. The researcher recommended: board members to have at least university degree, in service training to education managers at all levels be enhanced and board members with high administrative and professional experiences. The researcher suggests detailed study on determinants of board of management members’ effectiveness in management of non teaching staff discipline in Kenya public schools at large.