The Effectiveness of Capitation Grants in the Provision of Quality Primary Education in Kibaha District Council

Ahmed, Zamda (2018) The Effectiveness of Capitation Grants in the Provision of Quality Primary Education in Kibaha District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was conducted in Kibaha District Council. The main objective of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of capitation grants in the provision of quality education in primary schools within the Kibaha district Council. The specific objectives were to examine the management of capitation grants at primary school levels; to assess the effectiveness of capitation grants on facilitating availability of teaching and learning resources in primary schools; and finally, to assess the effectiveness of capitation grants on improving the teaching and learning process in primary schools. The study was guided by the Human Capital Theory. The study employed cross sectional research design and mixed research approach. A total number of 39 respondents were involved in the study. The methods used in data collection were interview, questionnaires and documentary review. SPSS and Microsoft excel were used in data analysis and presentation. The findings of the study revealed that although capitation grants have helped in improving the quality of education in primary schools, still a lot needs to be done for capitation grants to be fully effective. The study therefore recommends that the central government should distribute the capitation grants in a timely manner for it to be effective in improving the quality of education and also the amount per student should be increased so as to meet the needs of the schools. It is also recommended that further studies should be done in other places to examine how capitation grants effectively facilitates the provision of quality education in the different levels of the education system in Tanzania.

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: 29 Sep 2018 12:08
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 12:08
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1981

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