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Title:Cost effectiveness analysis between boarding and day secondary students in Kenya
Authors:Jagero, N.
Ayodo, T.M.
Agak, J.A.
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1814-6627)
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:secondary education
cost-benefit analysis
Abstract:This paper examines the cost effectiveness of educating boarding and day secondary students in Kisumu district in Kenya based on descriptive survey and casual comparative research. The population consisted of five head teachers, 140 form four teachers and 609 form four students. A sample of five head teachers, 46 form four teachers and 201 students, constituting 33 percent of the population for the teachers and the students, was selected for the study using saturated and systematic random sampling techniques. The main findings were as follows: the total direct social cost of educating a day and a boarding student per year was Ksh 62,193 and Ksh 74,140 respectively. The day student performed better than the boarding student with a mean of 8.12 and 7.27 respectively. The boys performed better than the girls with a mean of 8.01 and 7.27 respectively. The cost effectiveness ratio (CER) for the day and boarding student was Ksh 7,748 and Ksh 10,005 respectively. This means that to improve the performance of a day student by one point requires Ksh 7,748 compared to Ksh 10,005 required by a boarder. The authors conclude that educating a student in day secondary school is a more cost effective and efficient way of using scarce resources. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]