Contributions Of Quality Assurance And Standards To Curriculum Implementation In Primary Schools Of South Rachuonyo District, Homabay County, Kenya
This research was to investigate the contribution of quality assurance and standards to curriculum implementation in primary schools of South Rachuonyo District, Homabay County, Kenya. The core function of the directorate of Quality Assurance and Standards is ensuring Quality education. This entails monitoring of curriculum implementation in schools. The members of staff of the directorate are expected to visit schools regularly, conduct seminars and In-service courses for teachers, and promote advisory services among other activities. Reports have indicated that Quality Assurance and Standards in Kenya is a thorny issue. Even with the efforts made for instance (in training, appointing qualified personnel and providing necessary materials) in strengthening the department, it is still wanting. The main objective of the study was to investigate the contributions of Quality Assurance and Standards Officer to curriculum implementation in primary schools in Rachuonyo district, Kenya. The research adopted a descriptive research design. Simple random sampling was used to sample teachers from primary schools in the District. Systematic random sampling was used to select 34 primary schools from schools in the District. Therefore, the sample size included 34 schools, 34 head teachers and 103 teachers from the District. Questionnaires were used to collect data from the head teachers and teachers. Data collected was then analyzed. From finding, majority of teachers who participated in the study were females while majority of head teachers were males. The finding further revealed that majority of teachers has been in service for 10 – 20 years. From findings on type of schools. Majority were from primary day schools. The findings also revealed that there were good relationship between the officers and the teachers.
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