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Title: Constituency bursary fund on access to secondary school education, a case study of Khwisero Constituency Kakamega County of the Republic of Kenya
Authors: Amwayi Caren Obulemele, Caren Obulemele
Keywords: Bursary fund
Secondary school education
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University ,College of Education
Abstract: This research titled, Constituency bursary fiend on access to secondary school education a case study of Khwisero constituency of the republic of Kenya was conducted to find out whether there existed any link between the constituency bursary fiend and access to secondary school education for students from economically disadvantaged families or backgrounds and the effectiveness and sustainability therefore of the association. The bursary awards in financial amounts exemplified the constituency development fiend and were the independent variable, while the number of students maintained in school by the bursary awards characterized the dependent variable, access to secondary school education. Access to secondary school education has been low at about 47% of students who is for KCPE but only 17% of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds access education at this level was important to ascertain whether the CDF has increased access or not within the constituency. The objectives of the research were to ascertain whether the CDF increased access, whether it was gender balanced and if it was sufficient. The research was conducted to a case study, data being collected during the months of July to December the year 2010 using the following instruments of data collection; Questionnaires, scheduled interviews, instructed interviews and document analysis, from seven secondary schools, four wards, four locations, selected from the eleven secondary schools four wards and four locations of Khwisero constituency of the republic of Kenya. The data was analyzed using descriptive analysis, quantitative analysis and employing various statistical tools like frequency tables and histogram. The study found that there existed a direct link between the bursary awards and increased access to secondary school education; the amount of the fiend was not sufficient; both the gender were treated equally; The study concluded; that the bursary fiend increased access to secondary schools for students within the constituency amount. The study recommended that the criteria for selection and allocation shouldfocus on the status and number of students and not on wards; the bursary awards should be consistent and that the award should be released to schools on time.
Description: A research report submitted to the faculty of education in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of the degree bachelor of arts with education Kampala International University
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