Financing Adult Education: How Adequate are Current Sources in Facilitating Access and Participation in Centres in Murang’a South Sub- County, Murang’a County, Kenya?

Ndonga James MAINA, John Aluko ORODHO


The thrust of this study was to examine the level of adequacy of current sources in facilitating access and participation in adult education centres in Murang’a South Sub-County, Murang’a County, Kenya. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. Combinations of purposive and stratified random sampling techniques were used to select 82 subjects to participate in the study. The study established that most adult education centres in Murang’a South Sub-County received inadequate direct funding from the government in the last three financial years, hence making these centres unable to acquire adequate appropriate physical and instructional facilities.  The funding conditions imposed by most financial institutions were prohibiting access and participation of prospective learners in these centres. It was recommended that the Government of Kenya and other public financing agencies should relax funding conditionality and increase their allocations to adult education in order to accelerate and sustain enrolment in the adult education centres (150 words).

Keywords: level of adequacy, current sources, financing, access, participation,   adult education centres,   Murang’a South Sub-County, Murang’a County, Kenya

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