Institutional Resources and Implementation of Strategic Plans among Public Institution of Higher Learning in Kenya
Mecha, Florence Kerubo
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Strategic plan directs institutions to reach their destination and failure to successfully execute the plan leads to failure in achievement of organization goals and objectives. Education is important globally since it plays a major role to wards development through research, industrialization and innovation. Institutions be it public or private require q well executed strategic plan in conjunction with relevant stakeholder who will help the institution attain its objectives. Public universities in Kenya play a major role in providing knowledge to students which is fundamental for a nation’s growth by enhancing realization of national goals. To achieve these the government has issued directive on strategic implementation that would help Kenyan universities prioritize and address strategic issues to provide improve service and efficiencies within institutions. The major aim of this research is to examine the effect of institutional resources on strategic implementation plan among public institutions of higher learning in Kenya. This was attained by examining how human fiscal, assets and technical resources affected strategic implementation plan among the institutions of higher learning. The research was based on resource based and human resource development theories. The target population for the study was thirty one committee members of public institutions of higher learning in Kenya while the sample was derived from purposive non probabilistic sampling techniques which was used to pick to best and two worst public institution of higher learning as per the 2019 webometric ranking. The research used descriptive research design and primary data gathered using questionnaire. Data collected was analyzed using SPSS. The outcome from the findings were represented using tables, regression and correlation analysis that were tested and determined the impact of institutions resources on strategic implementation plan. It also determined the importance of the study variables towards attaining strategic implementation among public institutions of higher learning in Kenya. The research findings indicated that institutional resources has important effect on strategic implementation among selected public institutions of higher learning. It also indicated that human resources, assets, monetary resources and technical resources (variables) had positive and important effect on strategic implementation among selected public institutions of higher learning in Kenya.