Influence of budgeting on implementation of development plans in public Secondary schools in Uriri district, Migori county, Kenya
The purpose of this study was to establish influence of budgeting on implementation of development plans in public secondary schools in Uriri District, Migori County. The study was to; examine how the competence of budgeting committee members affect the implementation of development plans in public secondary schools, to establish how resource allocation affect the implementation of development plans in public secondary schools, to analyze how monitoring and evaluation findings influence the implementation of development plans in public secondary schools and to establish how virement of the budgetary allocations affect the implementation of development plans in public secondary schools. The study employed descriptive survey research design where the target population was 19 principals, 96 head of departments, 247 board of governors and 19 bursars. Random sampling was used to pick the sample. The sample size was 10 principals, 8 bursars/accounts, 30 heads of department, 76 board of governor members and 10 public secondary schools. The researcher used questionnaires and interview schedule as the instruments for the study. The descriptive statistics such as frequency, mean and percentage, were found on quantitative data. The findings of the study were that on competences of budgeting committee and construction of school building majority of BOG members (BOM) over 90% indicated that; budgeting skills, monitoring ability, evaluation skills, procurement knowledge, project identification and decision making ability positively influence construction of school building, on resource allocation and procurement of learning materials and equipment, all the principals agreed that it is only through allocating resources that procurement is done perfectly, on monitoring and evaluation on implementation of school development plans over 90%, HoDs showed that monitoring and evaluation identify errors. The researcher concluded that budgeting must be there for effective implementation of school development plans. Researcher recommended that a staff of experts be based at the Uriri district office to oversee budgeting so as to provide continuo’s guidance.