Effects of Hidden Costs in Free Secondary Education on Transition and Completion Rates in Public Boarding Schools in Kisii County, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Areba, N. G.
dc.contributor.author Ayodo, T. M. O.
dc.contributor.author Chemwei, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-01T11:08:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-01T11:08:06Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06-30
dc.identifier.issn 2410-8383
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kabarak.ac.ke/handle/123456789/1393
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1393
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dc.description.abstract Financing secondary education is a great challenge to both government and households. In Kenya, whereas households meet a negligible cost to cater for Free Primary Education, it is not clearly established how much they pay for Free Secondary Education. Thus cost is a key barrier to transition to secondary school especially for the poor. The objective of the study was to establish the effect of the hidden costs on students’ completion rates in public boarding schools in Kisii County. This study was based on Classical Liberal Theory of Equal opportunities advanced by Sherman and Wood (1982) which expresses the view that each child possesses inborn talents which accelerate them to social promotion hence all systems should be designed without any barriers. The study used correlational research design. The target population was 60 head teachers from 60 public boarding secondary schools in Kisii County, 641 class teachers and 240 PTA class representatives. Krejcie and Morgan’s (1970) scientific statistical table, stratified and simple random sampling was used to select the required sample for the study of 52 head teachers, 234 class teachers and 148 PTA representatives. Questionnaires and interview schedules were used to collect data. The data was then analyzed by use of regression analysis. Pearson’s correlation was used to measure the degree of the relationship. Statistical tests were done at α=0.05. It was found that a significant positive relationship exited between hidden costs and students’ transition and completion rates. It was recommended that since the established hidden costs negatively affect access, the Government of Kenya should increase FSE budgetary allocation to schools to ease parents’ burden. Significantly, the study findings would enable education policy-makers and other stakeholders to cope with strategies for easing parents’ cost-burden and ways of mobilizing FSE funds. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher h en_US
dc.subject Hidden costs, transition rates, completion rates, Kisii County en_US
dc.title Effects of Hidden Costs in Free Secondary Education on Transition and Completion Rates in Public Boarding Schools in Kisii County, Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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