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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(20), 1337-1341
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-20-4
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Provision of Learning Resources by Constituency Development Fund and Its Influence on Retention of Learners in Public Boarding Secondary Schools in Kenya

Robert Nakhosi Wamalwa1, Patrick Cheben Simiyu1 and Lynnette Nabwile Wanjala2,

1University of Nairobi

2Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology

Pub. Date: January 06, 2017

Cite this paper:
Robert Nakhosi Wamalwa, Patrick Cheben Simiyu and Lynnette Nabwile Wanjala. Provision of Learning Resources by Constituency Development Fund and Its Influence on Retention of Learners in Public Boarding Secondary Schools in Kenya. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(20):1337-1341. doi: 10.12691/education-4-20-4

Abstract

Provision of learning resources by CDF influence retention of learners in public boarding secondary schools is part of an effort by the Kenya government to equip secondary school. It is aimed at increasing access to secondary schools, ensuring retention of students, promoting transition and completion rates in secondary schools. It is also aimed at reducing disparities and inequalities in the provision of secondary education. The set out to determine whether there is statistically significant relationship between provision of learning resources by CDF and retention of learners in public boarding secondary schools in Kitale town, Trans Nzoia County, Kenya. The researchers ran a correlation on a data from a sample of 338 persons which comprised of comprised of the 5 head teachers, 23 teachers, 294 learners and 16 CDF committee members in public secondary schools in Kitale Municipality, TransNzoia County, Keya. We established that there is a statistically significant linear relationship between provision of learning resources by CDF and retention of learners in public boarding secondary schools. The study also established that despite the CDF providing learning resource to boarding schools it had very little impact on learners retention as many of those in schools were from the high socio-economic status and hence their retention in school was already guaranteed. The study recommends that the government should allocate more funds for promotion of facilities in schools which are non-boarding schools.

Keywords:
learning resources constituency development fund retention public boarding schools

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