Effectiveness of Community – School Relations Policy on Safety of Students in Boarding High Schools in Homa Bay County

Authors : Dr. Nichanor Agonda Onyango

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8214870

Safety of students among learners in public high schools has been a great challenge globally. This is a phenomenon that has greatly affected public secondary school students in Kenya. Despite the launch of Safety and Standards manual for secondary schools in the year 2008, with the expectation that implementations of community – school relations policy would ensure that students would be safe, media reported cases of community threats due to sour relationships between the school and the community. The objective of this study was to establish the effectiveness of community – school relations policy on safety of students in Boarding high Schools in Homa Bay County. Both correlational and Descriptive research designs were used. 34 Principals, 8 Sub County Quality Assurance and Standards Officers (SCQASOs) and 4,800 students formed the population. 31 Principals and 8 SCQASOs and 369 students were sampled for the study. Research tools used to collect data included, students’ focus group discussions, observation schedule/document analysis guide and interviews schedules. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze quantitative data. Thematically, qualitative data was analyzed.There was a strong and positive effect of community – school relations policy on safety of students of 0.848 at p – value of 0.01.

Keywords : Effectiveness, Safety Policy, Community – School Relations, Homa Bay County, Safety of students, Kenya, Boarding High Schools.


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