A Research Study On Safe And Secure Schools Essay

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction This chapter presents the background to the study, the study problem, the purpose of the study, specific objectives, research questions, research hypothesis, significance of the study, scope of the study, delimitations, limitations, assumptions, theoretical framework and finally conceptual framework developed from the reviewed literature. 1.2 Background to the Study Safe and secure schools are fundamental to students ' school successes and achievements. Providing a safe and orderly school environment should remain an ever-present priority of the school administration (Nthenya, 2011). Despite the importance of safety to every School, insecurity is still high. There has been a rise of pupils injured (Omolo and Simatwa, 2010). According to Kukali (2013) educational institutions have in the recent past become unsafe grounds for students and their property contrary to parents’ expectations. Schools are especially vulnerable to unsafe conditions and threats of violence due to, among other things, poor resources, infrastructure and their location. Invasions and unsuspected arsons are on record in Africa, Asia and South America for high incidences of death related fires in boarding schools. From the incidences of drug and gun violence in American and European schools, the 2004 Beslan School massacre in Russia to the Chinese school blast and Indian school fires, hundreds of school children have died in preventable incidents (Cavanagh, 2004;
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