Teachers’ strikes and students achievement in secondary schools in Bungoma county.
Wambeye, Kimweli Marakia
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It is noteworthy that cases of teachers' strikes in Kenya have been reported as far back as 1962. Since then, there has been an increase in the frequency and number of teachers' strikes in recent years. The increase in the teachers strike activity has led to renewed attention to the effects these labor disputes have on students' academic performance. Because many students lose learning time over the striking period and some students need more time on task to master content which is useful during examination, Many of these strikes happen during the crucial months of KCSE preparation. This research is meant to investigate and establish whether teacher's strikes influence student performance in the KCSE examination. The puporse of this study is to find out how teachers strike affects student performance in secondary schools. The specific objectives of the study are; Determine relationship between teachers strikes duration and KCSE performance; Determine whether these performances vary with students in different school categories; Determine the attitude government towards teachers strike actions. The study is based on the production function theory. The target population will consist of all the 207 secondary schools with a total of about 2400 teachers 207 Principals, KNUT and KUPPET officials and Education officers in Bungoma County. A total of 21 schools in the county will be used in the study. This will present approximately 10% of the 201 schools in the county. A researcher will carry out a pretest of the instrument by piloting in three schools in the area studied. After piloting, ambiguous questions will be corrected and the questionnaires will be given back to respondents. This will be done whether the instrument would yield the same the i - needed data. The respondent will be asked to comment about the clarity and the suitability of the language used and content of each item. The researcher will compute coefficient after test -retest of individual questions, a coefficient of 0.70 will be considered The researcher will use questionnaires, Interview schedules, and document analysis guide. The study adopts a descriptive survey design. The researcher will use Spearman's Rank Correlation to state the relationship between variables. Data will be presented using Percentages, tables, Histograms, bar charts, frequency polygons, and the pie chart.
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