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Review Papers | Education | Kenya | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015

The Role of Parents? Teachers Association in the Management of Public Secondary School; in Gatundu North, Kenya

Kingi Petronilla Mutinda Sr.

The quality of management at the institutional level continues to be a major concern of the Ministry of Education in Kenya. This is because the quality of the school largely depends on its leadership. It is on bases of the above assumption that this study set out to investigate the role of Parents Teachers Association (PTA) in management of public secondary school in Gatundu North, Kiambu County. To accomplish this task survey method was used in conducting the study. A total of 13 schools out of 26 were selected comprising of 9 mixed secondary schools, 2 boys schools, and 2 girls secondary schools. Stratified random sampling technique and purposive sampling were employed to identify study sample. A questionnaire and interview guides were used for data collection. Qualitative and quantitative techniques were employed to data analysis. The study revealed the following challenges facing PTA in management of public secondary school shortage of staff personnel, inadequate school finances, misappropriations of funds, insufficient physical facilities, poor performance in national examinations, lack of support from the local community, and interference in the running of school by the local communities. In conclusion, urgent measures should be put in place so as to minimize the hindrances.

Keywords: Challenges, effective management, public secondary schools, Parents Teachers Association, Quality assurance

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015

Pages: 2102 - 2108


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Kingi Petronilla Mutinda Sr., "The Role of Parents? Teachers Association in the Management of Public Secondary School; in Gatundu North, Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SUB158445, Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015, 2102 - 2108

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