Examining impact of unreliable government disbursement of capitation grants on academic performance in public secondary schools the case of Kinondoni District

Ngowi, Flora Leyaro (2015) Examining impact of unreliable government disbursement of capitation grants on academic performance in public secondary schools the case of Kinondoni District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate and examine the problem of the unreliable government disbursement of capitation grants to public secondary school on academic performance in case of Kinondoni District.The study involved ten respondents who are head of secondary schools. Qualitative data analysis technique was used data was presented in a narrative form with direct qualitative from the respondents. The findings indicated that capitation grants helped to improve the quality in some aspects and some subjects were not available. The provision of capitation grants to schools was both insufficient and were delayed to reach schools thus, difficult for schools to implement plans timely and sustainably. There was little improvement in the teaching – learning process in these public secondary schools as a result of capitation grants. The study revealed that the management of capitation grants is the responsibility of the head of schools cooperating with the school committees (SCs) it was observed that there were some limitations due to lack of skills in financial management in some of these members. In order to ensure quality education and improving performance in public secondary schools, it was recommended to the government to increase the amount of the capitation grants in the budgetary allocations to make it more adequate and sustainable. Members of schools committees need to be re- trained especially in financial management of school funds.

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 10:21
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:21
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1366

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