James Harindintwari, Elinami Swai Veraeli, Mary Wilfred Ogondiek


The purpose of the study was to examine the influence of availability of materials and school materials utilization in implementing competence-based curriculum in selected nine years basic education in Nyamasheke district. The study was guided by the following research questions i) What is the level of competence based curriculum physical school materials availability in selected nine years basic education of Nyamasheke District? ii) What is the level of competence based curriculum human school resources availability in selected nine years basic education of Nyamasheke District? iii) What is the level of competence based curriculum financial school materials availability in selected nine years basic education of Nyamasheke District? iv) Is there a significant relationship between availability of materials and school materials utilization in selected nine years basic education of Nyamasheke District? A descriptive survey research design was used. Stratified sampling technique and purposive sampling were used to get a sample size of 81 respondents comprising 12 head teachers and 69 teachers. The research questionnaire was used to collect data. Data was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient statistical techniques and stepwise multiple regression.
It was found that physical school materials are available at a level expressed in terms of (Mean=2.50, SD=.83), and school resources availability with (Mean=2.33, SD=0.95) are not adequate in nine years basic education whereas financial school resources with (Mean= 2.71, SD=.93) are adequate. The study equally found that there was no correlation between physical resources availability, human resources availability and financial resources availability; they are not predictors of school materials utilization. Whereas administrative buildings, academic buildings with (β=.261, p value=.043 <.005), stationeries (β=.272, p value=.034<.05), school transport (β=.262, p value=.042<0.5) and school projects (β=-.247, p value=.41<.05) are statistically predictors of school materials utilization. The study recommends to the government of Rwanda through Ministry of Education to provide more school materials such physical educational resources, train human resources, increase budget for educational resources in order to be able to implement competence based curriculum in nine years basic education.

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