Effect of Leadership Style on the Delivery of Quality Education in Public Technical and Vocational Education Institutions in Kenya

Sawega James Walala, Esther Wangithi Waiganjo, Agnes Njeru


The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of leadership style on the delivery of quality education in public technical and vocational education institutions in Kenya. The study adopted Survey research design while target population was 689 employees in the Ministry of Educations’ Directorate of Technical Education, National Polytechnics and Technical Institutions. Simple random, stratified and purposive l sampling techniques were used to select 11 managers in Directorate of Technical Education, 15 administrators from National Polytechnics and other technical institutions, and 220 instructors from technical institutions. Data was collected using structured questionnaires and interview schedules. Data was analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively using the statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 17.0. Descriptive and inferential statistics and content and analyses were used for specific data. Regression analysis was done to determine the relationship between the dependent and the independent variables. The analysis was further amplified by subjecting selected results to graphical and tabular techniques. The study established that the leadership style influenced the success of the reforms process in the organizations as the process became more successful where the management involved other staff in the process but took the leadership role which will in turn enhanced the quality of the technical education. The study also established that the leadership style directly influenced the quality of education to a large extent. The study recommended that the management of the technical educational institutions should adopt leadership styles which could accommodate the views of every staff and involved everyone in the process but the management should show that way of reforms or change.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijba.v6n1p63

International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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