This paper is published in Volume-7, Issue-1, 2021
Area
Technology Education
Author
Modi Joseph Okebe, Dr. Dimo Herbert, Okemwa Peter
Org/Univ
University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya, Kenya
Pub. Date
05 January, 2021
Paper ID
V7I1-1146
Publisher
Keywords
Education, Fire, Respondents

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Modi Joseph Okebe, Dr. Dimo Herbert, Okemwa Peter. An investigation into arson in secondary schools in Kenya: A case of Homa Bay County, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Modi Joseph Okebe, Dr. Dimo Herbert, Okemwa Peter (2021). An investigation into arson in secondary schools in Kenya: A case of Homa Bay County. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 7(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Modi Joseph Okebe, Dr. Dimo Herbert, Okemwa Peter. "An investigation into arson in secondary schools in Kenya: A case of Homa Bay County." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 7.1 (2021). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Fire, if controlled, is a very important object in the school community, it is used in many areas in school organization; kitchen e.g.cooking food for students, labs e.g. bunsen burner, and in instructions’ workshops e.g.Fire baths for forging, soldering and welding and burning of rubbish; generally controlled fire help in the learning of students while uncontrolled fire is very dangerous and has its effects. The study surveyed the effects of fire in schools that lead to solutions. Surveys of causes of school arsons will help the community, the school management, and the Ministry of Education get solutions to schools’ burning. The purpose of the study was to find out the causes of fire and remedies. The study sought to establish the following objective to make known the probable causes of fire and to open a way for the opportunity to study fires in related academic discipline. The study was conducted in four, randomly selected; public secondary schools in Homa Bay County, that were affected by the fire and four secondary schools that never had a fire problem. The study used a survey research design. The study population was principals, teachers, students, and watchmen in those secondary schools. The interview was given at random, selection for a principal, 23 teachers, 47 selected students, and 2 watchmen in each of the 8 secondary schools randomly selected in Homa Bay County. Questionnaires were given to the rest respondents. Survey research was used to analyze data. Findings and recommendations will assist Educational stakeholders in Kenya such as the Ministry of Education, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, curriculum developers, and teachers. The study discovered ways of controlling fires, show the importance of fires, and the open way forward to study fire as one of the safety regulations especially in sciences and Engineering. The knowledge will differentiate and categorize the kind of status of school fires.

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