Availability and effective use of education resources in schools

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Kampala International University. College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of this study was to examine the availability and effective use of educational resources in Kigumo zone, Murang’a district, Kenya. The study therefore attempted to assess the accessibility of these resources to the users, to find out who the users are and to examine the relationship between availability of these resources and performance with no exception of the learners attitudes, and finally to come up with possible solutions to curb the problem. The research adopted quantitative techniques through designing the questionnaires and interview guise. The respondents were chosen based on their knowledge about the subject. The data was then tabulated, graphed and analyzed using statistical methods. The population was heterogeneous consisting of both the teachers, educational officers and pupils. The study found that among others there was close relationship between availability of teaching/learning resources and the learners’ ability to learn and analyze issues especially in practical subjects. The findings revealed that there were no enough resources to facilitate the learning thus negatively affecting the performance of learners. Learners perceived subjects that needed resources as very difficult because they could not really comprehend the issue that were being taught. The reasons for lack of resources was because they were very expensive for the schools to afford, these mean that the parents were to cost share with the ministry to avail these resources to their schools. In the long run the schools ended up having what was not enough because the parents’ could not fully participate thus negatively affecting the learning of the students.
A research thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of the Kampala International University
Education resources, Schools