Response strategies by private schools in Nairobi County to quota system of selection of applicants for admission to national and provincial schools
The objective of the study was to determine the response strategies by private primary schools in Nairobi County to quota system of form one seleqtion in national and provincial schools. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The target population of this study comprised of 288 private primary schools in Nairobi County. A representative sample of 87 private primary schools was selected using stratified sampling by dividing Nairobi into divisions after which simple random sampling was used to select schools to participate in the study from each strata. Nairobi was divided into eight divisions and forty-nine locations. The study used primary data which was collected using a questionnaire with both open and closed ended questions. This study employed descriptive statistics using Statistical package for Social Sciences (SPSS) to analyze the quantitative data obtained while content analysis was used as an analysis process for qualitative data. The findings were classified, tabulated and summarized using descriptive measures, percentages and frequency distribution tables. The study found that students from private schools who qualify for national schools did not secure a place in national schools and introduction of quota system affected the school's performance at KCPE. From the findings and conclusions, the study recommends that education should foster nationalism, patriotism and promote national unity, promote the social, economic, technological and industrial needs for national development, promote individuals development and fulfillment and promote sound moral and religious values by giving all pupils equal chance to learn in various institution without discrimination.