James K. Sang, Peter M. Masila. & Jane C. Sang




This paper aims to provide a discussion on the nature and extent of gender inequality in secondary schools’ administration in Kenya.  Using content analysis of selected documents, the discussion shows existence of gender gaps in administration of secondary schools in Kenya.  The paper concludes that the previous constitution presented a pitfall in the country’s education management policies and unwittingly derailed the move to equal opportunity in education management.  However, we acknowledge the massive improvements in the new constitution promulgated in 2010 and whose full implementation could be a watershed for gender equity in general. Recommendations are based on strong belief that stakeholders in education need to urgently address prevailing gender inequity in access to secondary school administrative opportunities in the country.

Prof. James K. Sang,
Moi University
P.O. Box 3900-30100



To cite this article: Sang, James. K., Masila, Peter M., & Sang, Jane C. (2012). Gender Inequality in Administration of Secondary Schools in Kenya, Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership, 2:1, 16-28

Available online May 2012
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