The implementation of co-curricular activities in secondary schools of East Hararghe Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

  • Solomon Molla Abera
  • Yilfashewa Seyoum Mekuria
Keywords: Co-curricular; East Hararghe; Ethiopia; implementation; secondary schools


This study was intended to explore the implementation of co-curricular activities in secondary schools found in East Hararghe Zone. To achieve this purpose, both qualitative and quantitative data were collected using surveys, interviews, and document analysis. 412 participants were selected using available, stratified, and systematic sampling techniques. Mean score and ANOVA were used to analyze the data. The results have shown that co-curricular activities in secondary schools lack a stable structure, a distinct purpose, and an opportunity to include a large number of students. Lack of facilities, financial constraints, organizational and structural problems, lack of recognition and rewards, and absence of awareness-raising training were all seen to have a detrimental influence on the implementation of co-curricular activities. Co-curricular activities were implemented in schools, but it was felt that they did not adequately support students' overall development. In order to improve the quality of co-curricular activities and achieve the intended results, training on the multifaceted issues of co-curricular activities should be provided. Moreover, a system can be established to monitor, regulate, and boost the implementation of co-curricular activities across the education system.


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eISSN: 2415-0452
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