The impact of school feeding programmes on pupil retention in primary schools in Kenya
Research Paper 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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academic performance appreciate the lunch areas asked to indicate basic education Borg and Gall children to school completion rates currently in school demographic information dropout rates drought educational stakeholders effects of lunch enrolment rates factors food in schools food security Forum Education free primary education Frequency Percentage Garissa District girls government of Kenya head teachers impact of school introduction of school Isiolo lunch programme Marsabit millennium development goal Moyale Districts Mutegi Nairobi Nomadic pastoralists North Eastern Province number of pupils parents Pastoral pastoralist communities poverty programme on pupils programme on retention programme The lunch programmes in schools provision of food pupils currently pupils in Garissa rates of pupils reported research instrument research questions retention in primary retention of pupils Samburu sample school due school feeding programme schools in Garissa service as headteachers Sifuna Table Total 20 UNICEF University of Nairobi Wajir World Education Forum World food programme