International Efficiency and Performance: An Assessment of Secondary Schools in Bureti District-Kenya

Nicholas Bii & Joyce Nzevu

Abstract
Many developing countries have placed emphasis on the expansion of education opportunities at all levels of education.  There are enormous challenges facing education; poor access to educational opportunities, students’ wastage rate caused by high dropout and repeater rates, mismanagement of resources and lack of funding for teaching and learning programmes in educational institutions.   The objectives of the study were to find out the factors that influence efficiency in secondary schools in Bureti District, assess implications of efficiency on performance, and suggest ways of improving internal efficiency.  We used descriptive research design.  A stratified sampling procedure was used to select participating divisions in the District. In addition, two sets of questionnaires were used.  Results showed that secondary schools that had low wastage rate, single sex schools, and were Church sponsored preformed better than schools that had high wastage rates.  The latter were public, mixed and day secondary schools that were plagued by high pregnancy rate for girls and absenteeism among other factors that cause drop-out and repetition.  We recommend that schools should set up and strengthen guidance and counselling departments.  Stakeholders should find ways to support needy students.  The Ministry of Education should regularly monitor the policy that supports teenage girls to continue with education after maternity leave.

Key words:  Internal efficiency, Performance, Drop-out and Repeater rates.


Contact: Mr. Nicholas Bii, St. Catherine Girls High School, Uasin Gishu, Kenya, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

To cite this article: Nicholas Bii & Joyce Nzevu. (2013).  International Efficiency and Performance: An Assessment of Secondary Schools in Bureti District-Kenya , Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership, Vol 3, 5-18

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