Socio-economic status of parents and the internal efficiency of selected primary schools in Kotulo Division, Mandera County, Kenya

Thumbnail Image
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Kampala International University , College of Education, Open & Distance Learning
The purpose of the study was investigated on the issues of Socio Economic Status of Parents and Internal Efficiency in Selected Primary Schools. This paper indicates that the operation of primary education faces the problem of inefficiency. Several factors are behind such inefficiencies. These include: Parental income, Parental occupation, Parental Level of Education, Family Assets and School Environment. The objectives of the study were to determine the relationship between social status of parents and internal efficiency, to examine the economic status of parents and internal efficiency as well as to examine the level of parents’ education on internal efficiency. This study adopted a descriptive survey and expo-facto design. The study revealed that internal efficiency is adversely affected by cultural practices such as religion, initiation ceremonies and early marriages. Socio economic issues such as parents involving children in herding and doing domestic chores rather than sending them to schools were identified as causes of internal inefficiency. The study further revealed that parent’ education level impacts strongly on internal efficiency in that parents do not assist pupils in their homework. A notable policy implication of these findings is that there is need to review the school curriculum to make it accommodate and relevant to the social and economic needs of the people. Firstly the curriculum has to integrate madras (Quran) education to be taught alongside the formal school curriculum. Secondly there is need to establish mobile schools to meet the nomadic economy. Lastly, there is need to introduce double steam system in primary schools to create more learning opportunities for pupils especially at present case of low teacher student ratio in schools.
A Thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Education Administration and Management
Socio-economic status of parents, Internal Efficiency