Influence of public participation on public primary schools development projects in sigowet soin constituency kericho county – Kenya.
The main purpose of this study is to establish how public members can influence the levels of development projects within the public primary schools. It is hoped when the parents, teachers, stakeholders and minded partners participate together in resource mobilization; contribution of their expertise knowledge through participation in development projects in primary schools can attain better facilities for conducive learning environment. Research carried out in any part of academic field depend entirely on public full participation for both quantity and quality implementation of projects. In the world, public participation on community development projects may been found to be influenced by a number of factors such as: participation in decision making at school level, social factors such as gender disparities, and public participation in management of school development projects through being elected as board committees and in procurement processes. The research have the following objectives: Establishing how public participation on decision making influences development projects in public primary schools in Sigowet/Soin constituency, Determining how social factors can influences public participation in public primary schools development projects in Sigowet/Soin constituency, establishing the extent to which public participation in management of public primary schools influences school development projects in Sigowet/Soin, establishing the influence of public participation in monitoring and evaluation of public primary schools development projects in Sigowet/Soin constituency. The significant of the project, hopes that the findings shall be of use both to the community, ministry of education, in enhancing public participation in public schools development projects. The theory that the project is anchored on is roles theory. Descriptive (qualitative) research design will be used. The target populations are: parents, Head teachers, school board of management members and stakeholders from Sigowet/Soin. The target population will be 5,060 parents and 440 BOM. The sampled population for study will be 10 primary schools, 5 primary schools will be sampled for pre-test and viability of the research instruments. The sample size of those who will participate in the study will be: 352 parents, 80 members of school management boards, 10 head teachers and 64 stakeholders. The sample selection was done by use of the percentage where 10% of each category will be taken for research. Data for the study was collected through questionnaires and was organized and presented using frequency tables. Data analysis was done using quantitative statistics namely; frequencies, means and percentages and presentation were done using tables. The study found out that public Participation in decision making with 64 BoM Participating, Social factors influenced public participation in public primary schools development projects with. The study also found that public participation in management of school development projects design and planning approaches are some of the strategic approaches that influence public participation. The study also established that public participation in public primary schools development projects promotes transparency and accountability.. The study also concluded that public participation in public primary schools is crucial. The study therefore recommended that projects that focus on public participation in public primary schools development projects involve the stakeholders building the knowledge, service delivery and filling gaps. Further, the study recommended that project designers should involve the general public in the project life cycle of school development projects. The study suggested that a similar study be conducted in other parts of the country to enable a formulation of public participation in public primary schools development projects in the county.