IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Herbert Wafula Nyongesa, Prof Jacob W. Wakhungu, Dr. Samuel Maragia
The main objective of the study is to examine the role that post-conflict parenting plays in primary school pupils’ academic achievements in Sigowet and Nyakach sub counties of Western Kenya. The correlational research design was adopted. The researcher used questionnaires, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and observation checklists in collection of primary data. The completed questionnaires were coded and entries made into the Statistical Package for social Sciences (SPSS 21). The research used both descriptive and inferential statistics in data analysis and interpretation. The conclusion is that post-conflict parenting had a significant impact on pupils’ academic performance in primary schools in Sigowet and Nyakach sub counties of Kenya. The study recommends that more needs to be done to minimize the effect of conflict on parenting and pupils’ academic performance in the post-conflict period by; strengthening peace and security programs, provision of water to the local communities, setting up rehabilitation centers, establishing youth and women empowerment programs and provision of support services to the vulnerable groups.