Influence of board of Managements' corporate governance practices on Kenya certificate of secondary education performance in Kirinyaga East District, Kenya
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of BOMs corporate governance practices on Kenya Certificate of Secondary of Education Performance in Kirinyaga East District in Kenya. The objectives of the study were; to establish the extent to which round table meetings influence KCSE performance, to determine the extent to which BOMs target setting influence KCSE performance, to establish the extent to which provision of incentives by BOM influence KCSE performance, to establish the extent to which BOMs resource mobilization influence KCSE performance and to establish the challenges faced by BOMs corporate governance. The study is organised into five chapters; introduction, literature review, research methodology, data analysis, presentation and interpretation, and lastly summary, conclusions and recommendations. The study used descriptive survey design. Stratified sampling method was used whereby 171 teachers, 24 principals and 24 BOM chairpersons were used. The research instrument was the questionnaire which consisted both closed and openended questions. Content validity was also ensured by the researcher who discussed the items in the instruments with the supervisors, lecturers and colleagues from the department. The advice given helped the researcher to determine the validity of the instruments. Instrument reliability was tested by use of test-re-test method where a pilot study of 2 schools from the neighbouring district was used. A correlation coefficient of 0.75, 0.78, and 0.73 for the teachers, principals, BOMs chairpersons respectively was obtained. The questionnaire return rate of162 (74.00%) was realised. Descriptive statistics of both quantitative and qualitative data was collected, sorted, coded and analysed using SPSS version 22.0. The results of analysed data was presented through narrative tables of frequencies, percentage tables as well as pie-charts. The study sort to analyse the objectives from the research questions. The findings on BOMs consultative round table meetings and their influence on KCSE performance indicated that, a majority (24%) of the respondents indicated that the meetings contributed to a very large extent, 23.5% large extent. On whether BOMs target setting and follow-up influenced KCSE performance, the study indicated that a majority (69%) agreed. The study findings also indicated that BOMs provided incentives which greatly influenced KCSE performance. A majority (40%) indicated that they influenced to a very large extent. On BOMs resource mobilization and the extent to which they influenced KCSE performance, a majority (35%) indicated very large extent, 34% large extent. This study also indicated that BOMs corporate governance was faced by a myriad of challenges that need to be addressed. The research findings concluded that BOMs round table meetings, the setting of academic targets, provision of incentives, and BOM resource mobilization influence KCSE to a large extent. Therefore BOMs corporate governance practices influence KCSE performance. The study findings recommended that, BOMs, the principals and the teachers to establish more avenues to bring more positive results.