Challenges affecting tile relationship between primary schools and school communities in Juja Location, Thika District
Imbisi, Esther Mudola
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This research work was aimed at investigating the challenges encountered by primary schools in relation to their surrounding community More specifically the study focused on problems and challenges resulting from such relationship and how these problems can be resolved by the headteachers. The study was conducted in six pnmary schools and among community members around them. The study sample included six headteachers, thirty-six teachers, one zonal inspector of schools, twelve parents, and twelve committee members who were randomly selected. All these gave a total of sixty-seven respondents. The instruments used for data collection were Interview schedule for parents, school committee members and zonal inspectors of school. Also a questionnaire for head teachers and teachers were administered. Both structured and open-ended questions were used. Responses obtained from the five sources were analyzed by the researcher using frequency and percentages. The study findings revealed that the main hindrance to school Community relations was illiteracy among the community members, low economic standards and lack of co-operation from parents to school activities'