INFLUENCE OF CATTLE RUSTLING ON CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN TIATY SUB-COUNTY, KENYA
NAME:TAIWA, KIPSANG EDWIN:
REG NO: GMECS/M/1250/09/19.
A Research Conference paper in the School of Education,Kabarak University.
Curriculum implementation is the systemic process of ensuring that a new curriculum reaches the intended consumers: the learners, teachers and the society at large. Despite the government efforts in ensuring successful secondary school curriculum implementation, this objective cannot be fully achieved in Tiaty sub-county due to cattle rustling activity.
The purpose of this study, therefore, was to identify the influence of cattle rustling on availability of school facilities and equipment, to access the security of the instructors in the school and to investigate the instructional supervision and assessment in public secondary schools in Tiaty sub-county, Baringo county.
Descriptive survey design was employed in this study .The population consisted of 20 secondary schools, 100 teachers, 20 principals and 4 quality assurance officers. The study collected data through interviews, questionnaires and observation schedules. The data was analyzed by using descriptive qualitative statistics and then presented by use of percentages and frequencies.
From the findings 84% of learning facilities and equipment shows that raiders stole and destroy the school property. Through the interviews 73% of educational officers rarely evaluate the curriculum in Tiaty because they fear that they might be attacked on the way. The security of the instructors from the findings shows 65% of them are not adequately prepared in terms of content coverage, performance and staffing. All these problems had been linked to the causative factor- cattle rustling which called for the need to address the problem so as to give room for effective curriculum implementation. The government and community should also initiate a comprehensive peace building strategies.
Key words:Curriculum implementation,cattle rustling and public secondary schools