Effective Use of Capitation Grants in Promoting Primary Education Output in Kisarawe District, Tanzania

Kisigiro, Patrick Augustine (2015) Effective Use of Capitation Grants in Promoting Primary Education Output in Kisarawe District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of capitation grants and its contribution to the improvement of primary education output in Kisarawe District Council, Tanzania. Specifically, the study sought to analyze key stakeholders’ perceptions on their involvement in the management of capitation grants as well as to examine the effect of capitation grants on improving pupils’ attendance rates, academic achievement and completion rates. The sample involved 121 respondents. The researcher employed the survey design; while both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used. Data were collected through questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussions and documentary analysis. Qualitative data were analysed through content analysis while quantitative data were analysed through frequencies and percentages. The study findings revealed that school committee members were passively involved in the management of the capitation grants in their schools. It was also revealed that proper utilization of capitation grants had helped to improve pupils’ attendance rates, academic achievement and completion rates. However, factors other than proper utilization of capitation grants had also influenced pupils’ attendance rates, academic achievement and completion rates. The study recommends that involvement of school committee members in decisions regarding school resources including capitation grants should be strengthened. Also, the government should ensure that the disbursement of adequate capitation grants are made available to primary schools and are consistently disbursed. Lastly, but not least, discipline in the utilization of school funds should be enhanced.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:07
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1444

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