International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Effect of Staff Training on the Employee Commitment in the Implementation of Strategic Plans in Public Secondary Schools in Kisii County
Philemon Ogola Obenge, Dr. Walter Bichang’a Okibo, Dr. Andrew Nyang’au, Sixtus Momanyi Ondieki, Wesonga Justus Nyongesa, Dennis Nyamasege

Following a partnership agreement between the Kenya government and the United States agency for international development (USAID) on the need to embrace performance based management, the eventual introduction of strategic plans in plans in public schools. The study examined the impact of Staff Training on implementation of strategic plans among schools in Kisii County. The strategic plans were the brainchild of the Government of Kenya in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development. Newly introduced funding for public schools (free primary and free secondary education) together with the decentralization of education activities became the rallying cry in the education sector. Consequently, the government in order to ensure not only free but also quality education came up with training workshops for principals, a member of the board of governors and teachers in a decentralized education management system to ensure proper implementation of strategic plans. The target population consisted of 578 subjects; 285 principals, 285 teachers responsible for the implementation of strategic plans and 8 district education officers. The sampling method posits that for any population at below 1000, 20% sample population is representative enough thus a total of 116 samples. The objectives of the study examined organizational strategies and tools of an organization, to evaluate staff training and their influence on implementation of strategic plans, to examine the impact of strategic plans and organizational productivity, to evaluate the influence of environment on strategic planning and implementation and to analyze the worth of strategic plans on school improvement. The study took a descriptive approach with both qualitative and quantitative methods the target populations consisted of teachers, head teachers, and education officers. The study particularly took place among public secondary schools in Kisii County. Data was collected using both primary and secondary methods including field data collection with the use of tools like face to face interviews and questionnaires. Secondary methods included document review academic journals, internet among others with the help of research assistants among secondary schools in Kisii County.

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