INFLUENCE OF INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES ON TEACHING AND LEARNNG ENVIRONMENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BUNGOMA SOUTH DISTRICT-KENYA
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ABSTRACT

 Although  the government  has tried to intervene  and support  financing   of  Public Secondary  School   in the  country   through  Free Secondary  Education Program ,the   problem of financing  still exist in  our schools. Due  to  this  issue  Public Secondary Schools  came up  with alternative  ways   of supporting  their  institutions  financially  a part from  relying  on government  donations only.  On of  the most popular mechanism of   financing  schools  undertaken   for this  purpose  was  introduction of  Income Generating Activities(IGA).Different  projects  were started  in many schools in the country to create some money for the  schools    operations. This research   study  sought  to identify  the  influences  produced  by  income  generating  activities  on teaching   and   learning  environment   in public  secondary  schools  in Bungoma   South  District. The  study  also  has an aim  of establishing  other  unexploited   IGA   advantages  that can be  acquired   by all   schools  in the  Country  undertaking  these  project. The study addressed  the following  objectives   to investigate  the extend   to which   IGA   influence  teachers   working  conditions,  to determine  the level   at which    IGA  influence  students  learning  process, to  examine  how IGA  influence  curriculum  implementation  and to  investigate  the  extend to which  IGA  influence support  system  in Secondary schools. The   research design that was employed for this study was descriptive survey. It involved  collection  of data  by  administering  questionnaires  to a sample  of individuals .The  questionnaires were  given  to ten  Head teachers  , ten  Bursars  and  one hundred  and forty  two heads  of departments  who  form  up in total  a sample   size  of one hundred  and sixty two .After   data   collection  the responses were organized  , coded  and  entered  into  the  computer  for analysis   using  descriptive  statistics. The   analysis  was  give  out  basing  on  percentages  , mean, mode, median,  frequency and  standard deviations. From  the research findings it was evident  that  factors  relating to adoptions  of IGA  activities in schools  are categorized in three broad  categories namely: Teacher Working Conditions, Student Learning  Factors and Improvement in Curriculum. Further  studies were  recommended for  future  researchers  on the topic  so as to compare their results  with the  ones  of this report.