The Effect of Parents Teachers Associations (PTA) Cooperation on Pupils Academic Achievement: A Case of Public Primary Schools in Eldoret West Sub-County, Uasin Gishu County

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Ruth Wangeci , Dr. Lydia Kipkoech , Dr. Felicity Murunga ,

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Volume 7 - January 2018 (01)

Abstract

The main aim of this paper was to determine the extent of the effect of Parents Teacher Association (PTA) cooperation on pupils academic achievement in public primary schools in Eldoret West Sub-County, Uasin Gishu County.  The study targeted class eight learners, class teachers and PTA representatives in 153 public primary schools. The sample of the study comprised 46 schools, 46 members of PTA, 46 class teachers and 249 class eight learners. Piloting was conducted to enable ascertain validity and reliability of the instrument. The Content and face validity of the of the instrument was considered by engaging the expertise of the lecturers at the department. Reliability  of the instruments was established by capturing data on SPSS data sheet and conduction reliability analysis. A Cronbach’s coefficient for the teachers’ and learners questionnaire attained was 0.68 and 0.71 respectively.  The study used questionnaire and interview schedule to collect primary data, while secondary data was collected from pupils’ KCPE performance records. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics such as means, percentages and standard deviations, and inferential statistics such as simple linear regression. Data was presented in the form of frequency tables and charts. The study findings indicated that the cooperation of parents significantly affected the overall performance of the school, and 14.1% of the cooperation contributes to performance. The paper recommends that MOE strengthens PTA as an important organ charged with many roles in the schools

Keywords

Parental Involvement, Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Academic Achievement

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