Strategic Management Practices and Performance of Public Secondary Schools in Awendo Sub-County, Migori County, Kenya
Ngutu, Fredrick Otieno
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Despite the Government of Kenya’s effort to improve performance in education sector at all levels in Kenya, public secondary schools in Migori County, Awendo Sub County in particular, continue to record dismal performance as has been witnessed in the annual Kenya certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC). The study aimed at establishing the effect of strategic management practices on performance of public secondary schools in Awendo sub county, Migori County, Kenya. The specific objectives included; to determine the effect of technology adoption, culture change, restructuring and business process re-engineering on performance of public secondary schools in Awendo Sub County, Migori County, Kenya. The study was guided by the theories of; resource-based theory, institutional theory, and stakeholders’ theory. A descriptive research design was utilized. The sample size was determined by using Krejcie and Morgan’s method of determination of a sample size. Primary information was gathered by methods for structured questionnaires. The questionnaires were self-administered, drop and pick later method. Content validity was used to research if or not the devices addressed the study questions. The quantitative information gathered was analyzed utilizing descriptive statistics with the help of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21. The study revealed that that adoption of current technologies had a positive effect on performance in public secondary schools in Awendo sub county, most of the schools were struggling to keep their system update, there lacked immediate technological assistance in case of system failure. Organizational restructuring had a positive effect on performance of public secondary schools in Awendo Sub County; Organizational restructuring was a delicate process that required immense resources. Most of the organizational restructuring presented fresh platform upon which schools redefined their processes by building economical procedures that promoted quality, efficiency and value. The study concludes that technology adoption, school’s culture, organizational restructuring and process re-engineering all had a significant influence on performance of public secondary schools in Awendo sub county, Migori county This study recommends secondary schools in Migori County, Kenya should continually keep on adopting new technologies as this factor was found to be positively associated with positive performance. However, the management should carefully consider ICT quality factor, simplistic in utilization, durability and availability of technical assistance associated with new technologies.