Stakeholders’ perceptions of the feasibility of the minimum standards policy (MISP) in secondary schools in Kayunga District
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This research focused on the “Stakeholders‟ perceptions of the Feasibility of the Minimum Standards Policy (MISP) In Secondary Schools in Kayunga District”. The Specific objectives of the study were: to highlight stakeholders‟ perceptions of the feasibility of MISP on health in secondary schools in Kayunga District, to describe stakeholders‟ perceptions of the feasibility of MISP on institutional safety in secondary schools in Kayunga District and to find out stakeholders‟ perceptions of the feasibility of MISP on finance management in secondary schools in Kayunga District. The study used cross sectional survey design utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods where respondents were sampled using Krejcie and Morgan (1970). It relied on 100 respondents out of 118 and information was got from both primary and secondary sources of data. Varying instruments and methods for collecting data which included interview and questionnaire instruments were applied in order to gather more accurate and reliable information. Findings revealed that School health services are very important and relevant tool in promoting the MISP on health. Secondary it was discovered that teachers feel safe while teaching in class. Lastly findings revealed that Government has not provided enough financial resources for the implementation of the MISP. It was concluded that stakeholders have positive perceptions of the feasibility of MISP on health and very positive perceptions about the MISP on institutional safety and therefore the policy on health and safety should be maintained and even improved upon. However the stakeholders perceive the feasibility of MISP on finance management negatively and so there a need to address finance issues in schools. The study therefore recommended that regular inspection of all schools by DES be carried out where there is lack of man power; the district officials in respective districts should be empowered to carry out this task. There is also need to regularly sensitize the school managers through workshops about the implementation of the MISP. There is need for Government to increase funding in especially USE schools and a uniform system for financial management in schools be introduced and implemented.