Influence of County Government Financing of Teaching and Learning Materials on Access to Pre-Primary Education in Baringo Central Sub-County, Baringo County, KenyaJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2020-09-05
Authors : Reuben Mutegi; Daniel Osoro Obara;
Page : 88-91
Keywords : County government financing; teaching and learning materials; access and pre-primary education;
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the influence of county government financing of teaching and learning materials on access to pre-primary education. The paper relied on descriptive survey design and target population of one hundred and twenty-four (124) head teachers, One hundred and twenty-four (124) ECDE teachers, One hundred and twenty-four (124) PA representatives, One (1) ECDE Sub County Coordinator Officer and One District Education Officer (DEO) in Baringo Central Sub-county, Kenya. The teachers and PA representatives who participated in the study were selected using simple random sampling. The data analysis for descriptive statistics and inferential statistics was computed using Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings and results of the study shows that there is a statistically significant relationship between the county provision of teaching and learning materials on access of pre-primary education in Baringo Central sub-county, (pless than0.05). The study concludes that county government financing of teaching and learning facilities has generally enhanced the access to pre-primary education in Baringo Central Sub-County, Baringo County. The study further concludes that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) also plays a vital role I providing the teaching and Learning equipment’s in various ECDE Centers within the sub county. The study recommends that in order to give chance to many children to enroll in ECDE centers, there is need for county government to subsidize ECDE more than primary education. The study, therefore, recommends that the county governments should develop a public-private partnership policy framework in education sector to engage corporate and business organizations. This will cushion county government educational subsidies leading to more enrolment. The study suggests that there is need to conduct a study of this nature in wider areas, for instance covering the whole Baringo county or other counties.
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