The impact of school feeding programmes on pupil retention in primary schools in Kenya

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GRIN Verlag, Jan 18, 2012 - Education - 56 pages
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Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2011 in the subject Pedagogy - School Pedagogics, , course: Education, language: English, abstract: ABSTRACT This study sought to establish the impact of school feeding programme on pupil’s retention in primary schools in Garissa District, Kenya. The study gathered both quantitative and qualitative data about impact of the lunch programme in schools. The data was collected from the four divisions in the district from a sample of 200 pupils and 10 head teachers. The study used descriptive survey. It also used four research questions to answer the objectives. The first research question sought to get information on impact of lunch programme. The second one established enrolment rates while the third research question established retention rates and the fourth one helped to gather data on completion rate and the last one on the role of education stake holders on enrolment retention, completion of pupils in Primary Schools. The data analysis was done by use of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) programme. The results were generated and presented in form of percentages, frequencies and means.

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