International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Leadership Development through Collaborative Curriculum and Co curricular Activities for Female Commuter Students in Higher Education
Dr Felicity W. Githinji

Female Commuter Students (FCSs) in institutions of higher learning would find it difficult to become leaders. The objectives of the study were: to investigate the challenges faced by Female Commuter Students in acquiring leadership skills, establish how universities make use of the curriculum and co-curricular activities to enhance leadership skills, suggest ways in which the university would improve on student leadership. The study design was descriptive research approach qualitative in approach. The study site was a selected public university in the Rift Valley of Kenya. The respondents for the study were four lecturers and a total of sixteen students sampled from the School of Education. Stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used. Data was collected using questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussions analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. The study found out that universities should be dividing students into smaller groups to enable interaction with lecturers to develop leadership skills through mentoring.

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