Influence of teachers strikes on student’s achievement in secondary schools in Bungoma County, Kenya
Wambeye, Kimweli Marakia
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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 in Kenya has led to renewed attention to the effects these labour disputes have had on students academic achievement. While strikes have undoubtedly disrupted the child care function of school in the country, there have been few empirical studies of the potential academic effects of strikes. This study adopted descriptive survey design and used Kenya certificate for secondary Examination (KCSE) test scores from 2003 to 2012 and several different statistical models to study the effects of teachers strikes on student academic achievement, the researcher was able to find a statistical relationship between the incidence of teacher strikes or their duration and there effect on student performance in Kenya certificate for secondary Examination (KCSE) tests, This result statistically agree with early research carried out by early researchers. Another part of this project found out other causes of poor performance in Kenya certificate for secondary Examination (KCSE) test scores from 2003 to 2012 in Bungoma county. The target population consisted of 275 secondary schools with about 3678 teachers 275 Principals, KNUT , KUPPET officials and Education officers in Bungoma County.