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Title:
INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL-BASED FACTORS ON PUPILS' TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAKURU COUNTY, KENYA

Authors:
Ms. Jane Wairimu Mbatia, Dr. Mbuthia Ngunjiri, Dr. Mwebi Robert

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Ms. Jane Wairimu Mbatia, Dr. Mbuthia Ngunjiri, Dr. Mwebi Robert
Department of Curriculum and Education Management, Laikipia University, Kenya

MLA 8
Mbatia, Ms. Jane Wairimu, et al. "INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL-BASED FACTORS ON PUPILS' TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAKURU COUNTY, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 2843-2852, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=194. Accessed 2018.
APA
Mbatia, M., Ngunjiri, D., & Robert, D. (2018, July). INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL-BASED FACTORS ON PUPILS' TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAKURU COUNTY, KENYA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(7), 2843-2852. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=194
Chicago
Mbatia, Ms. Jane Wairimu, Dr. Mbuthia Ngunjiri, and Dr. Mwebi Robert. "INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL-BASED FACTORS ON PUPILS' TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAKURU COUNTY, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 7 (July 2018), 2843-2852. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=194.

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Abstract:
Kenya envisions attaining middle income status by 2030. One of the key drivers of this envisioned development is having skilled workforce. Developing competent workforce calls for measures such as ensuring all children have access to quality primary education and increasing pupils' transition from primary to secondary schools to meet the anticipated middle and high level manpower requirements. The national average transition of pupils from primary to secondary schools for Kenya stood at 76.6% by 2013 but falls below global standards and the national target. In Nakuru County, transition has stagnated at about 50% and decreased to 48.6% despite the inception of Free Day Secondary Education in 2008 and there being several vacancies in secondary schools within the County. Therefore, there was need to investigate the extent to which selected school-based factors influence pupils' transition from primary to secondary schools. This study applied ex-post facto research design where a sample of 406 respondents (42 head teachers and 364 teachers) was selected from the population of public school head teachers and teachers using the stratified random sampling method. The sample size was determined using Krejcie and Morgan's (1970) table. Data was collected using questionnaires and analysed using regression method at the .05 level of significance. School-based factors such as punitive school and regulations, inadequate teaching staff, and poor quality of physical facilities were found to have a statistically significant negative influence on pupil transition to secondary school using data from both head teachers and teachers. The study recommends that the government and other stakeholder should address these School-based factors in order to increase pupils' transition to secondary school.