Challenges to effective implementation of free primary education in selected schools of Central division, Garissa district, Kenya.

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2009-11
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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
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This study was carried out in Central division, Garissa district Kenya with an intention to determine and identify the outstanding challenges of Universal Primary Education in Kenya, while reflecting some selected government aided primary schools in Central division. On this note, all other authors' works similar to this particular study were revisited and this formed the basis of the researcher's review of related literature. A descriptive survey design was employed since the whole study was about explaining a scenario / an event or occurrence. In the process of data collection, questionnaires and interview guides were employed after which data was analyzed and presented in percentages and frequency distribution tables. The findings from the study revealed that among the outstanding challenges to Universal Primary Education included; uncongenial home environment, dull curriculum, inadequate trained teachers, over population, financial resource mismanagement, poor government monitoring and supervision, limited number of schools, cultural practices, and lingering insecurity ai1d inadequate physical facilities. It was recommended in this study that government funding and monitoring of Universal Primary Education in the area of study be revisited and the need for curriculum review to suite both the interests of the government and those of the learners.
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A Research Report Submitted To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement for Award Of Degree Of Bachelor Of Primary Education In Arts Of Kampala International University
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Free primary education, Schools, of Central division, Garissa district, Kenya
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