CHALLENGES INFLUENCING HEAD TEACHERS TRAINING IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN LUGARI SUB COUNTY, KENYA

Pauline L. Indiazi

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This research was informed by the fact that the academic performance of public primary schools in Lugari Sub County have deteriorated over a period of time. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate challenges influencing head teachers training and its influence on academic performance of public primary schools. The study was conducted in selected public primary schools in Lugari Sub County. The study was guided by explanatory research design, 10 Head teachers and 224 teachers formed the study sample. The study used questionnaires and interview schedules as instrument of data collection. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics. Findings shows that the lack of monitoring and evaluation, high cost of training programmes, negative attitude towards training by some head teachers and heavy workload that head teachers were the challenges encountered. The study recommends that Ministry of Education should also put up strategies; to have head teachers get formal pre-service training on how to cope up with administrative challenges so that they can achieve better performance.

 

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administrative, support, early childhood education, academic performance

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