Student Leadership Assessment of Ranking Students and Its Influence in Determining Performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

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Published: 2021-05-01

Page: 93-103

Leah Adongo Odhiambo

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya.

Jack Odongo Ajowi

School of Education, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya.

Peter J. O. Aloka *

School of Education, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The present study examined student Leadership assessment of ranking students and its influence in determining performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). This study used concurrent triangulation design. For this study, the researcher used saturated sampling technique to select all the 199 principals and stratified random sampling technique to select 60 BOM Chairpersons,60 Parents Association Chairpersons and 120 Student Leaders. The study used Questionnaires for the Principals, Interview Schedules for BOM Chairpersons and Focus Group Discussion for Parents Association Chairpersons and Student Leaders and document analysis guide. The quantitative data analysis relied upon the tools of both descriptive and correlation research designs. Qualitative data was derived from interview notes, written expressions and opinions by the respondents in the questionnaires and document analysis guide.  The finding shows that there is statistically significant positive correlation between Student Leadership’s assessment on the influence of ranking and performance in KCSE (r=.295, n=386, p<0.05) among public secondary schools in Homa-Bay County. There is need to update the BOM Chairpersons on their roles as stakeholders on KCSE performance on their various schools.

Keywords: Student Leadership, assessment, ranking, students, performance, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

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Odhiambo, L. A., Ajowi, J. O., & Aloka, P. J. O. (2021). Student Leadership Assessment of Ranking Students and Its Influence in Determining Performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Asian Journal of Sociological Research, 4(1), 93–103. Retrieved from


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