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A RESEARCH STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF INTRODUCTION OF FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRAM ON ENROLMENT IN ECD CENTERS IN MOGOGOSIEK ZONE BOMET COUNTY

SUPERVISOR: MR. MALEL

PRESENTED BY: CHEBET JOYCE

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A RESEARCH REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATION COUNCIL IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (E.C.D.E) AT
VALLEY TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGE
AUGUST 2011

DECLARATION BY CANDIDATE

I, ……………………………………., declare to the best of my knowledge that this work is my own original undertaking and has not been presented before any institution of higher learning for award of degree or diploma. Name: Chebet Joyce

Sign: _________________________________________
Date:_________________________________________

DECLARATION BY THE SUPERVISOR

I certify that the research study submitted by this candidate was under my supervision as college supervisor. Name: Mr Malel
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Date:_________

Acknowledgement

I acknowledge my God for provision of good health, sound mind and in tender caring. I also express the same to my lecturer Mr. Malel for his diligent and industrious work he did to me in the process of writing up the project. I also acknowledge the contributions of my colleagues and my family for the patience and encouragement that they have given me since I begun the project. I also acknowledge the free access to the Kenya National Library Service in Kericho.

Dedication

I dedicate this report to my Almighty Father for His countless Mercies and Eternal Providence. I also dedicate it to my family, my parents and my children.

Abstract

The study investigated the statistical relationship between the introduction of FPE and the enrolment of kids in ECD centers. The paper begins by assessing the changes in enrolment prior and after the introduction of FPE in 2002. It then delves into the question of why this happens. The covered Mogogosiek Zone although the findings is relevant for the whole country. The researcher sampled six schools as the sample to represent twenty schools in the zone. The random sample technique was used since all schools are homogeneous. The researcher used questionnaires and observation to collect data in the field. The project is useful for the stakeholders in the ECD sector ranging from school heads to government administrators involved with ECD work.

Table of Contents
DECLARATION BY CANDIDATEii
DECLARATION BY THE SUPERVISORii
Acknowledgementiii
Dedicationiv
Abstractv
Abbreviations and Acronymsviii
CHAPTER ONE1
Introduction1
1.1Background of the Problem1
1.2 Statement of the Problem3
1.3Objectives of the Study4
1.4 Purpose of the Study5
1.5 Justification of the Project6
1.6 Significance of the Study7
1.7 Limitations8
1.8 Delimitations9
CHAPTER TWO10
Literature Review10
2.1 The effects of the introduction of FPE on enrollment10
2.2 Factors that have led to low enrolment as a result of introduction of FPE in Kenya13
2.3 Impact of FPE on enrolment in ECDs16
CHAPTER THREE18
Methodology18
3.1 Research Design18
3.2 Location of the Study19
3.3 Target Population20
3.4 Sample Population21
3.5 Sampling Method22
3.6 Research Instruments23
CHAPTER FOUR24
Data Representation24
4.1 The Extent to Which ECD Enrolment Declined as a Result Of Introduction of Fpe in the ten Sampled Institutions24
4.2 Reasons for the Decline Of ECD Enrolment as a Result Of Introduction Of FPE26
4.3 Impact of FPE on ECD Enrolment per Economic Class27
CHAPTER FIVE28
Conclusions28
5.1 The Relationship between the Introduction of FPE and Enrolment in ECDS Attached to Public Primary schools28
5.2 The Effects of Introduction of FPE on Enrolment in ECDS in Private Primary Schools28
5.3 Causes for the Low Enrolment of Pupils in Public Primary School ECDS as A Result of Introduction Of FPE.28
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