INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES ON PUPILS’ TRANSITION FROM PRESCHOOL TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KAPCHEROP DIVISION, KENYA

Susan Jemutai

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Transition from pre-school to primary is challenging for children. However, it is a topic on which there is less Kenya-based research. There are many issues which affect children at times of transition. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of school facilities on pupils’ transition from preschool to primary school. The study used purposive, stratified and simple random samplings to select the respondents. The research tools included questionnaire that were administered to teachers and head teachers while interview schedule was used to solicit information from area education officials while observation schedule were used to verify the availability of learning resources and physical facilities. The studies found out school facilities were inadequate while the available ones were in deplorable state. The study concludes that school based factors significantly influence transition of pupils from pre-school to primary in Kapcherop division. The study recommends that all stakeholders; head teachers, PTA, parents, teachers, education officers should unite to address transition of pupils from pre-school to primary in the study area.

 

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