Determinants of managing income generating projects for sustainability in public secondary schools in Konoin sub-county of Bomet county, Kenya.
Chepkwony, Samwel Kipkoech
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The Ministry of Education fees guidelines to schools in the current cost sharing system leave funding gaps. Income generating projects (IGPs) by schools have been suggested as a method to bridge these gaps. However, initiating and managing these projects normally fail to be sustainable. This study sought to establish the specific .determinants of managing IGPs' for sustainability in public secondary schools in Konoin Sub-county of Bomet County in Kenya. The study had these specific objectives:- to establish the extent to which non-human resources like finances, time, physical facilities, technology, etc. affect the management of income generating projects; to determine the extent to which principals' transfers affect the implementation of income generating projects; to establish the extent of internal and external political interference on the management of income generating projects by local politicians and Board of Management; to establish the extent to which (project) management skills affect the implementation of income generating projects. A survey design was used where all principals in public secondary schools in Konoin Sub-county will be targeted. Data was collected using a questionnaire during the month of July, 2013. Data was analyzed for descriptive and inferential statistics. The study's findings were presented using tables, pie charts, graphs and figures. Validity was ensured through developing of the questionnaire on the basis of the study objectives. To ensure reliability, a pilot test of the questionnaires was done on principals in public secondary schools in the neighboring Bureti Sub-county. Ethical consideration was upheld by ensuring that the study was approved by the board of post graduate studies of Kenyatta University and the researcher sought verbal consent from the respondents before administering the questionnaire; and that the information obtained from them was kept confidential.