Decentralization and Community Secondary Schools Development in Mbozi District Council – Mbeya Region Tanzania.

Mhufu, Adde (2015) Decentralization and Community Secondary Schools Development in Mbozi District Council – Mbeya Region Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of Decentralization system on Community Secondary Schools Development in Mbozi district council focusing on improvement and satisfaction of services delivered by communities and local government son infrastructures, financial resources and academic performance. This study used qualitative research approach whereas case study design was used to study the instance at a hand. Non probability sampling technique through Purposive Sampling method was used to select all respondents whereby interviews, questionnaires and observation were used as tools for data collection. The field data collected was analyzed thematically depending on the evidence obtained from the posed question. The study investigated that the concept and aims of decentralization are not well understood by respondents and the community at large, except some of those in power knew it. The study observed that currently communities are involuntarily involved in development activities different from prior during construction of those schools. Local government had minimal contribution to school development as they highly supported construction of buildings without any further amendment plans to it, thus they left them in poor condition infrastructural and academically simply there were gradual improvements for students’ academic development in many schools due to insufficient support as they did not afford to meet their needs. Local government authorities were well exercised in few areas while others waited until they were alerted to perform certain tasks. The study recommends that; the central government should emphasize the spread of education on decentralization, the meaning and its aims through several ways not only meetings to make communities aware of what they are ought to do under it; also the demarcation of responsibilities on what services are offered by the central government and what are not should be clearly stipulated to remove ambiguities to the society; the Regional and District leaders should visit schools frequently to monitor their development.

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 10:45
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:45
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1216

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