An investigation into administrative challenges faced by secondary school headteacher in Nandi-Hills zone, Nandi district
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The main purpose of this study was to investigate administrative challenges faced by secondary school headteachers in Nandi Hills Zone. It also examined the extent to which these challenges hinder the headteachers from carrying out their duties more effectively and the means used by the headteachers to tackle the challenges. The research employed a survey and participatory methods of data collection. The sample included 30 teachers and 60 students who were randomly selected from six secondary schools in Nandi Hills Zone. Three sets of questionnaires were used to collect data. The study revealed that some teachers are uncooperative and need counselling. The female teachers were found to be more problematic to the administration than the male teachers. The headteachers revealed that causes of students' strikes were inadequate or poorly prepared food. It was also established that most of the schools did not have enough textbooks. This led to sharing one textbook among students. The study also found that the rate of school dropout was alarming and that most of the headteachers were rarely in their schools.