Home-based Strategies Applied to Enhance Students’ Academic Performance in Public Day Secondary Schools in Embu North District, Embu County, Kenya.

Jackline Tabitha NZOKA, John Aluko ORODHO


The study sought to analyze home-based strategies employed to enhance students’ academic performance of students in day secondary schools in Embu District, Embu County, Kenya. The study was guided by the Capital Theory of School Effectiveness and Improvement based on various interrelated variables such as outcomes, leverage, intellectual capital and social capital. A descriptive survey research design was adopted.  Combinations of purposive and stratified random sampling techniques were utilized to draw a sample of 144 respondents constituting 54 BoM members, 36 PTA members, 9 principals and 45 HoDs. Questionnaires were the main instruments used to collect data.  Data were analyzed using descriptive statistic generated by Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Computer programme version 20.0. Qualitative data from interview guides were analyzed using thematic approaches. The study established that the various home based   strategies used to enhance students academic performance  included : role modeling by prominent parents, inspirational speakers, communication of high expectations  goals, parental support of school activities and youth bond with families. Despite these strategies aimed at improving school outcomes, students’ academic performance has remained relatively poor in the study locale. It was recommended   that;  School managers should undergo in-service  training in school  management ,  the youth be sensitized  on the importance of  basic education to enable them  support  school programmes  , quality assurance and standards officers to  intensify enforcement of   government policies related to quality education and  ensure  school principals  and their  deputies are of  mixed gender to serve as  school-based role models, amongst others

Keywords: Management strategies ,home based variables,  enhanced  academic performance, Secondary schools, Embu North District, Embu County, Kenya

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email: EJBM@iiste.org

ISSN (Paper)2222-1905 ISSN (Online)2222-2839

Please add our address "contact@iiste.org" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright © www.iiste.org