International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

CHALLENGES FACING HEADTEACHERS IN SECURITY MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KISII COUNTY IN KENYA
Kirui, R. K.; Mbugua, Z. K.; Sang, A. K.

Abstract
Security management in secondary schools is a growing concern in Kenya. The cases of student unrests have been on the rise especially over the last decade and have become more violent and destructive. This study sought to determine challenges facing head teachers in security management in secondary schools in Kisii County in Kenya. The study employed descriptive survey research design. Purposive sampling technique were used to obtain the needed sample of 27 head teachers, 35 prefects, 14 members of the Board of Governors and 20 security guards. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study established that schools in Kisii County face security challenges such as strikes, arson, theft and fighting among students but the majority of Head teachers, BoG members and security personnel are not versed with strategies useful in handling security issues. Most schools are not prepared for disasters management. The study also established that head teachers are highly aware of measures required in improving secondary school security. The study concluded that schools in general need to implement in full the “Safety Standard Manual for Schools in Kenya” guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Education.


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