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PRINCIPALS’ COMPETENCES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

PRINCIPALS’ COMPETENCES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

 

1.1    Background to the Study

1.2    Statement of the Problem

1.3    Purpose of the Study

1.4    Research Questions

1.5    Research Hypotheses

1.6    Significance of the Study

1.7    Delimitation of the Study

1.8    Limitations of the Study

1.9    Definition of Terms

  

CHAPTER TWO       

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

 

CHAPTER THREE  

METHODOLOGY

3.1    Design of the Study

3.2    Area of the Study

3.3    Population of the Study

3.4   Sample and Sampling Technique

3.5    Instrumentation

3.6    Validation of Instrument

3.7    Administration of the Instrument

3.8    Method of Data Analysis

 

 CHAPTER FOUR 

DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS

4.1    Hypothesis I

4.1.2        Hypothesis II

4.1.3 Hypothesis III

4.2    Discussion

 

CHAPTER FIVE 

 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION

AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1    Summary of Findings

5.2    Conclusion

5.3    Recommendations

References

Appendices

 

ABSTRACT

This research work was undertaken to assess principals’ competences in the management of administrative problems in secondary schools in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. All the serving principals and vice principals of all the public secondary schools participate in the study. Thereafter, the data collected was statistically analyzed using independent t-test, tested at 0.05 level of significance.

Therefore, the result of the study shows that the principals’ competencies influence positively management of administrative problems like school discipline, school resources teaching-learning among others.

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1    Background to the Study

Indeed, education is the organized systematic and conscious behavior by which a society transmits its culture through teachers to learners. Thus, the need for educational system in Nigeria is the acquisition of appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies to contribute to the development of the Nigerian society.

Moreover, management is an integral part of any organization. However, the survival of any organization is dependent largely on the quality of management or administrative services available. Obviously, the administrative of secondary school is concerned with systematic arrangement of human and material resources and programmes that are available for education and carefully using them systematically within defined guidelines or policies to achieve educational goals.

Certainly, the principal is the administrator in the secondary school. Without a doubt, he or she has the responsibility of administering the school programmes to achieve the expected teaching and learning objectives.

 

PRINCIPALS’ COMPETENCES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Without reservation, the school is an organization administered by an educational administrator. Therefore, educational administration is the application of the various principles and theories of management or organization to education, aimed at the enhancement of teaching and learning (Peretomode, 1991).

Absolutely, the principals of secondary schools are concerned with the administration of the schools, that is, implementation of educational policies and programmes in schools within the zone. Therefore, the ultimate aim of the principals is the improvement of teaching and learning.

 

Furthermore, in order to achieve the above aims, Akpan (1994) made it clear that the administrator must adopt a management style, develops an organizational structure, plans and executes an overall strategy for the content and delivery of instruction; plans for an controls the fiscal resources necessary, and plans for and controls the personnel resources to Staff Education Programmes. The principals’ competences and the management of administrative problems in secondary schools.

Certainly, for the school principals to perform the above tasks effectively, there should be little or no constraints. But in secondary schools in Oruk Anam Local Government Area, the reverse is the case. This is due to the fact that school principals find it difficult to manage the above administrative problems effectively.

It is therefore the intention of this research work to find out influence of principals competences on the management of administrative problems in secondary schools in Oruk Anam Local Government Area.

 

 

1.2    Statement of the Problem

Any careful observer of the school system in Nigeria and in Oruk Anam Local Government Area in particular may agree that education is no more what it used to be. However, the educational establishment is fraught with such administrative problems as lack of proper management of school resources, ineffective supervision of school personnel and lack of maintenance of discipline.

Without a doubt, poor management of these administrative storms in our schools has resulted in the emergence of many social vices in the school system. Each year examination malpractice is gaining sophistications in different dimensions and has become a way of life in our school system. The issue of cultism is another serious social vice that is destroying the school system. The principals’ competences and the management of administrative problems in secondary schools.

However, tThe questions that bother my mind are: Does the principals’ resourcefulness influence management of school resources?

Also, do the principals’ administrative styles influence the management of school discipline? The problem of the study is therefore to investigate principals’ competencies and management of administrative problems in secondary schools in Oruk Anam Local Government Area.

 

1.3    Purpose of the Study

Generally, this study aimed to examine principals’ competences and the management of administrative problems in secondary schools. Specifically, the study aimed:

  1. To determine whether principals’ administrative styles influence the maintenance of school discipline.
  2. To determine whether principals’ resourcefulness influence the management of school resources.
  3. To determine whether principals’ supervision competency influence the management of teaching leaning in schools.

 

1.4    Research Questions

  • Do the principals’ administrative styles influence the maintenance of school discipline?
  • Do the principals’ resourcefulness influence the management of school resources?
  • Do the principals’ supervisory competency influence the management of effective teaching-learning in schools?

 

1.5    Research Hypotheses

  • Principals’ administrative styles do not influence the maintenance of school discipline.
  • Principals’ resourcefulness does not influence the management of school resources.
  • Principals’ supervisory competency does not influence the management effective teaching learning in school.

 

1.6    Significance of the Study

Firstly, principals as the chief executive in the school system will find the study useful in that would be guided to channel their resourcefulness towards effective and prudent utility of the school resources. The principals’ competences and the management of administrative problems in secondary schools.

Principals will also be guided to adopt administrative strategies that would enhance the maintenance of school discipline. Teachers would also find the findings of this study useful as they would guided to find their roles in the management process. Students in particular will benefit from the result of the study because if effective management of school resources is provided in addition to the provision of effective school discipline, the students would be properly taught. Thus, this would improve students’ academic performance.

 

1.7    Limitations of the Study

The factors that limited the smooth conduct of this study were: the unco-operative attitude and unwillingness of some of the principals to respond to the research instrument in time. shortage of literature on principals’ competencies and the management of administrative problems in secondary schools posed a problem in the area of literature review.

The increase in the cost and scarcity of fuel throughout the state during the period of the study posed a problem on transportation to and from the various secondary schools for data collection.

 

1.8    Definition of Terms

(i)     Principals’ administrative style – This refers to the principals being democratic autocratic or laize affair in their administration.

(ii)    Principals’ resourcefulness – This is used to refer to the principals being innovative, adopting maintenance culture as well as being able to take decisions.

(iii)    Principals’ supervisory competency – This is used in the work to refer to how the principals supervise teaching and learning activities in the schools.

 

CONCLUSION

Based on the findings of the study, it could be concluded that the principals’ competencies, – good administrative styles, resourcefulness and supervisory competency influence positively management of administrative problems like school discipline, school resources, teaching-learning among others.

Joselyn Nya

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