Effectiveness of physical infrastructure funding on Increased access to education in public primary Schools in Sabatia District, Vihiga County
The study examined the effectiveness of physical infrastructure funding for primary schools in Sabatia District. Effectiveness was shown by the ability to achieve intended goals and in this study, it was determined by: accountability:-showing results or responsibility for the funds earned earmarked for physical infrastructure, equity: fairness and consideration of inequalities in the availability and use of the funds, adequacy:-sufficiency of funding, how fast funds are available and how well they used for the intended purpose. The main study objectives were: to determine the current status of primary school physical infrastructure funding, to assess the equity issues of this funding and determine the accountability of primary school physical infrastructure investment. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design where 22 schools were sampled through stratified probability and purposive sampling method. The respondents included: 22 head teachers, 44 school management committees, 44 class teachers and pupils. Data was collected using questionnaires, interview schedules, document analysis, focus group discussion and by observation. Questionnaires were used to collect information from pupils and class teachers. Interview schedules were used for the head teachers while focus group discussion was used to get information from the school management committees. Observation schedules were used by the researcher in assessing the general infrastructure. The researcher's instruments were piloted in two public primary schools which were not part of the sample. A test retest method was used to determine the reliability of the instruments. The validity was determined by expert research supervisors among other researchers. Data collected was both quantitative and qualitative. Quantitative data was analyzed through quantitative data techniques using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Qualitative data was put under themes consistent with research objects and explained. The conclusion was based on the findings.