The Contribution of School Committees on Public Primary Schools’ Administrative Performance: The Case of Morogoro District

Selemani , Leah Kulwa (2015) The Contribution of School Committees on Public Primary Schools’ Administrative Performance: The Case of Morogoro District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the contribution of school committees on public primary schools’ administrative performance. Specifically the study investigated the guidelines, school committee members’ awareness of their roles and the extent of school committees’ influence on the administrative performance. The target population comprised 82 respondents; including 40 parents 16 teachers 16 X-officious, 8 head teachers and 2 WECs from Morogoro District. The study employed a case study design. Qualitative data analysis procedure was used. Data collection methods were questionnaires, interview and focus group discussion. The area of study included 8 schools from two wards. The study demonstrated that 53% of the school committee members had low understanding of their roles, 47% of the committee members show in adequacy in knowledge and technical skills that lead the head-teachers to have a dominant role over the school committee with regard to implementation of committee guidelines, school committees lack appropriate power over head teachers, causing the committees to play passive role in monitoring the school functions. It is recommended that in order to increase school committees’ effectiveness, the government should train the school committee members and set criteria to specify qualifications for school committee members.

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: 13 Jul 2016 10:49
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1198

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