Influence of Documentation of School Facilities on Pupils’ Performance in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education

John M. Mbunde

Abstract


The paper discusses the influence of documentation of school facilities on pupils’ performance in KCPE. The research objective was to assess the extent to which documentation of school facilities influences pupils’ performance in KCPE. The study employed descriptive survey design. The schools selected were 14 from Westland and Dagoretti districts and 13 from Lang’ata district through simple random sampling. The 41 head teachers and 41 senior teachers from each school were selected by census. The research instruments used were the two sets of questionnaires for the head teachers and senior teachers. Validation of both instruments was done by the expert judgment review by supervisors from the Department of Educational Administration and Planning of the University of Nairobi. The reliability coefficient of the research instruments was determined by split-half method, and was found to be 0.73 and 0.88 for the head teachers’ and senior teachers’ questionnaires respectively. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data which was presented in tables. The finding was that the schools with very adequate documentation of facilities had the best KCPE results mean grade. Thus, it was concluded that very adequate documentation of facilities positively influenced pupils’ performance in KCPE. The following recommendation was put forward: The Directorate of Quality Assurance and Standards in collaboration with the head teachers, teachers and Board of Management should carry out regular supervision of schools, in particular, on documentation of facilities to enhance quality management.  


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Facility; Influence; Performance; Primary Education.

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