An Investigation into the impact of school feeding programme on primary school effectiveness in Gulu district

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Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
This research has been an investigation into the impact of the school feeding programme on primary school effectiveness in Gulu district. The study centered on four specific objectives namely, to; Investigate into whether SFP has motivated pupils’ enrolment, attendance and performance in primary schools in Gulu district. Investigate into whether SFP has reduced of gender disparity in the primary schools in Gulu district. Investigate whether SFP has influenced parental involvement and stakeholder participation in the management and governance in the primary schools in Gulu district. And, Investigate into whether SEP has contributed to improvement in the teaching-learning process and the general effectiveness of primary schools in Gulu district. The study is based on three theories of motivation and human needs. The first theory is the hierarchy of human needs theory by Abraham Maslow, the other theories are; Clayton Aderfer’s Existence, Relatedness and Growth (ERG) theory and lastly, B. E. Skinner’s Reinforcement theory. The study also adopts the theoretical and conceptual frameworks on the review of literature and research investigations are built. Four instruments have been used in this research namely; questionnaires, interviews, Focused Group Discussions (EGDs) and observations. The main tools were questionnaires which were divided into two sets, one set for head teachers and another for classroom teachers. Thirty two (32) primary schools in Gulu municipaIity are used as a sample for the purpose of this study with each head teacher answering questionnaires and interviews. Also eight (8) classroom teachers totaling two hundred and fifty four (254) from each of the thirty two primary schools were administered questionnaires. Interviews and focused Group discussions were conducted with 3 education officials ( DEO, MEO, and Inspector of schools) and with purposely selected Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and School Management Committees (SMC) of the selected schools.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the degree of master of education in education management and administration of Kampala international university
Education management and administration, School feeding, Programme, Primary school, Gulu district