Influence of Selected Socio-cultural Practices on Internal Efficiency in Selected Public Technical Training Institutes in Baringo County, Kenya

  • Charles Wambu Emining Technical Training Institute, Baringo County, Kenya
Keywords: Socio-cultural practices, dropout, transition rates, TVET

Abstract

Education forms the basis upon which economic, social and political development of any nation is founded. It is one of the basic human rights that are universally proclaimed as many countries in the world aim at attaining equity in education. Internal efficiency in public secondary schools is measured by drop out, retention and transition rates. In Kenya, internal efficiency in technical training institutions has remained low thus raising concerns among the education stakeholders. In Baringo County dropout rates, repletion and low transition rates in technical training institutions still persists which indicates low internal efficiency. This study aimed at investigating the influence of selected socio-cultural practices on internal efficiency in selected public technical training institutions in Baringo County, Kenya. The selected socio- cultural practices were early marriages, moranism and nomadic pastoralism. The researcher adopted the production function theory which asserts that the institutions of higher learning act as the firm that processes the inputs (students at entry) to come out with the outputs (graduates) at the end. The study used correlational research design. The target population in the study was 2 principals and 95 students in the selected public technical training institutions in Baringo County. Purposive sampling was used to select the principals and stratified random sampling was used to select students in different certificate and diploma programmes. Data was collected using interview schedule for principals and a questionnaire for the students. The data obtained was analysed using descriptive statistics (means and percentages) as well as inferential statistics (Poisson Regression) with the help of Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS version 22) computer program. From the study results the selected socio-cultural practices such as early marriages had a P value of 0.014 on repetition, 0.008 on transition and 0.0018 on dropout rates. This is an indication that early marriages had a significant influence on dropout rates, transition rates and repetition rates.The information obtained from the study may be used by education policy makers to ratify the education system to ensure internal efficiency in technical training institutes in Kenya.
Published
19-06-2018
How to Cite
Wambu, C. (2018). Influence of Selected Socio-cultural Practices on Internal Efficiency in Selected Public Technical Training Institutes in Baringo County, Kenya. Africa Journal of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 3(1), 113-127. Retrieved from http://afritvet.org/index.php/Afritvet/article/view/65