EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INDUCTION PROGRAMS ON STUDENTS’ TRANSITION TO PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NANDI EAST SUB-COUNTY, KENYA
Keter, Mary Chepkurui
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of implementation of induction programs on transition of students to secondary school in terms of social life adjustment, degree of attachment to school and academic performance in Nandi-East Sub-county, Kenya. Twelve public secondary schools were randomly selected for the study which comprised of four schools from each of the categories of Boys boarding, Girls boarding and Mixed Day schools. There were 456 form two students to who participated in the study by responding to the questionnaires. Descriptive research design was used as it depicts people, and Correlational research design was also used because relationships were studied. Comparative design was used to compare different school types in implementation of induction programs. Face to face interviews were carried out for teachers and principals of the sampled schools, who were purposively selected. After collection of data from various selected schools had been completed, analysis was done by use of descriptive statistics, Analysis of Variance, and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient to address the research questions. The results of the findings were that induction programs were averagely implemented in secondary schools in Nandi-East Sub County and that there was a significant relationship between the implementation and academic performance of students. In conclusion therefore, effective implementation of induction programs in public secondary schools is a necessity for proper development of students who aspire to attain positive outcomes from education in their social, spiritual and academic achievements. Recommendation of this study is that implementation of induction programs which includes academic performance, social life adjustment and attachment of students to their schools, need to be strengthened.