Relationship Between Bungoma County Government Bursary and Students’ Access to Public Vocational Training Centres, Bungoma County,Kenya
Keywords:Relationship, Enrolment, Completion, Retention
The county governments have been subsidizing trainees in public Vocational Training Centers (VTCs) in form of bursary to enhance enrolment and completion rates. The objectives of this paper are to determine the relationship between the Bungoma County Government Bursary (BCBG), gross enrolment and completion rates between the years 2014 to 2019. Correlational research design was adopted, and socialist economy theory guided the study. The study selected 48 VTCs and Training officers and 358 VTC trainees. Data was then collected using questionnaires. The strength of the correlation was established using Karl Pearson’s product moment correlation whereby, the study established that the BCGB had a weak positive correlation with enrolment and a very weak positive correlation with completion rates. Using the R2 obtained from the model. It was also established that BCGB explains 2.7% of the variation in gross enrolment and 5.1% of completion rates. The study recommended further diversification of VTCs courses in line with the ever-changing technological world and market demand and the introduction of diverse programmes like lunch in VTCs to attract more enrolment and increase completion rates.