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Jacqueline Chepchumba Rutto - Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Angeline S. Mulwa - Senior Lecturer, Department of Extra Mural Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya


Despite the government’s efforts to improve girls’ performance, girls persistently perform poorly in both KCPE and KCSE at national and county level compared to the male counterparts. In consideration of these issues the study seeks to investigate the factors influencing performance of the girls’ education projects’ in Narok East Sub County. The study set to establish the influence school environment, parents’ level of education and occupation, household chores, family size and sexual behavior and harassments on performance of girls’ education projects in Narok East Sub County, Narok County. The study was influenced by the fact that girls’ performance in Narok Sub- County is low compared to other sub-counties. There are also limited researches done in Narok East Sub-county on the factors influencing the performance of the girls’ education projects. The research design for this study was descriptive survey design while the target population consisted of 270girls in the education projects in Narok East Sub- County. This study used a simple random sampling method, since the target population was homogeneous. The sample size for the research was therefore 159girls calculated from the accessible population. The study employed various descriptive statistics, including the multivariate, bivariate and univariate examinations. These strategies consolidated the utilization of measures of central tendency, percentage tables, and frequency distributions. The study targeted a sample size of 159 respondents from the girls’ education projects in Narok East Sub County from which 140 filled in and returned the questionnaires making a response rate of 88.05%. This response rate was satisfactory to make conclusions for the study. Strong positive correlation was established between school environment, household chores, family size, cultural practices and performance of girls’ education projects. The coefficient of determination, measured by the R-square (R2) (63.0%) showed that all the five predictor variables explain 63.0% of the total variation in performance of the girls education projects. Based on the findings, the study recommended that the MOEST should ensure conducive school environments so as to improve performance of girls education projects.

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