Impact of Teacher Characteristics on Student Academic Achievement in Kisumu Central Sub-County, Kenya

Agwanda J. Akello.


The purpose of the study was to establish the contributions of teacher characteristics to academic achievement of the 2010 public day secondary school cohort. The study was guided by Education Production Function. The production function is used to explain the relationship between inputs and outputs of a firm.  Education Production Function (EPF) indicates that educational outcomes are a function of various variables that are employed into the education process. The study was conducted in Kisumu Central Sub-County, Kenya. The target population was 11 public secondary schools. Saturated sampling method was used. 11 principals and 289 teachers formed the sample. Ex-post facto research design was used. Questionnaires were used to collect data from schools. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics. Two variables, teacher qualification and teacher experience indicated no significant relationship with student academic achievement.


Keywords: Academic Achievement, Teacher Remuneration, Teacher Qualification, Teacher Age, Teacher Experience.

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