Assessing Significance of Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance Mandatory Roles in Promoting Peaceful Management of Conflict in Public Secondary Schools: Case of Lindi district

Mugusi, Constantine Biseko Luguli (2013) Assessing Significance of Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance Mandatory Roles in Promoting Peaceful Management of Conflict in Public Secondary Schools: Case of Lindi district. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed the significance of Commission for Human Rights and Goodgovernance (CHRAGG) mandatory role in promoting peaceful management of onflicts in public secondary schools. The research problem was that despite several national and international efforts and the presence of CHRAGG, there was an escalation of violent conflicts in secondary schools. The study was carried out in four public secondary schools in Lindi district, Lindi region. The specific objectives were to explore students’ and teachers’ perceptions on the causes of violent conflicts in secondary schools; to examine CHRAGG’s legal and resources capacities in promoting peaceful management of conflicts in secondary schools and to inquire into the roles of CHRAGG in promoting peaceful management of conflicts in secondary schools. Research questions were framed to respond to the three specific objectives. The study used a descriptive design and applied qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The instruments used to collect data were questionnaire, interview, focus group discussion (FGD) and documentary review. The findings showed, students and teachers perceived causes of violent conflicts as; inadequate social services, poor education, inadequate infrastructure, students’ and teachers’ moral misconducts, maladministration and violation of hunman rights, poor communication and corporal punishments. Findings showed that CHRAGG had legal capacity, but limited financial and human resources capacities to perform its mandates. It was also found that CHRAGG has significant role in promoting paceful management of conflicts in secondary schools. The study recommends review of legal, administrative and instructional policies. It also recommends adequate funding for the CHRGG and the education sector.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:07
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1056

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