Challenges to effective implementation of Free Primary Education in Selected Schools of Tirap Division, Marakwet District, Kenya.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
This study was carried out in Tirap division, Marakwet 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 Tirap 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 I 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 fi-equency distribution tables. The findings fi'om 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, lingering insecurity and 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.
A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University.
Free Primary Education, Implementation, Challenges, Effectiveness, Selected Schools, Marakwet District, Kenya.