An Evaluation of the Challenges Facing Public Primary School Head Teachers in the Management of School Projects: A Case of Wajir East Sub-County, Kenya.

Citation:
Chepkonga S, Yussuf RA, Gori JM. "An Evaluation of the Challenges Facing Public Primary School Head Teachers in the Management of School Projects: A Case of Wajir East Sub-County, Kenya." International Journal of Education and Evaluation. 2016;2(5):79-93.

Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges facing public primary school head teachers in the management of school projects in Wajir East sub-County, Kenya. This study investigated this phenomenon using the following objectives: to find out the financial management challenges faced by school heads in managing school projects in Wajir East Sub County; to determine whether school heads in Wajir East Sub County have appropriate project management skills to enable them effectively manage school projects; and to examine the challenges associated with stakeholder involvement in the management of school projects in Wajir East Sub County. Survey research design was employed in the study. The study targeted all the 56 public Primary schools in Wajir East Sub County out of which purposive sampling was used to get 56 head teachers and 56 Board of Management (BOM) chairpersons to react to questionnaire. Six senior teachers (10% of 56) were interviewed in this study. The study utilized questionnaires and interviews as data collection tools. Reliability of questionnaire items was tested using Chronbachs’s alpha and was found to be .83 while that for questionnaire items was done by highly restructuring the questionnaire items. Quantitatively collected data was analyzed using Pearson r with the help of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) while qualitatively collected data was analyzed using Focus by Question Analysis Strategy (FQAS). Data analysis results were presented using Tables. The findings of the study revealed that management of projects by head teachers in Wajir east sub-county had a relationship with financial management, stakeholder involvement, skills of head teachers though with varying degrees. The findings of the study will be utilized by Wajir East Sub County, Wajir County and by all schools managers in Kenya.

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