Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Influence of Student Councils Participation in Decision Making on Management of Public Boys’ and Girls’ Boarding Secondary Schools, Nyeri County, Kenya
Eustace Murage Muthui, George M. Muthaa Barchok, K. Hillary, David K. Wamukuru

The aim of this study was to determine the influence of the participation of students’ councils in enhancing the management in boys’ and girls’ public boarding secondary schools. The study adopted the descriptive survey and correlation research designs. The study was conducted in 12 boys’ and 12 girls’ public boarding secondary schools in Nyeri County that were identified using purposive sampling technique. A sample of 384 respondents was used. Data was collected using questionnaires and interview schedules. Data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The study established that participation of student councils influenced the management of public boarding secondary schools by49 % in decision making. The study recommended that the student council should participates in meeting where decisions for management of the school are made and also hold open forum where students’ issues are discussed and feedback given to the school administration.

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