Factors Facing School Committees at enhancing the quality of Education in Tanzania. A Case of Monduli District

Mbise, Eben (2015) Factors Facing School Committees at enhancing the quality of Education in Tanzania. A Case of Monduli District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated factors facing school committees at enhancing the quality of education in Tanzania. Three objectives guided the study: firstly, to identify the problems that hinder committee members to effectively execute their responsibilities in Primary schools of Tanzania, secondly establishing the functional areas where the school committees perform to the best of their capacity as per standards predetermined and thirdly to explore challenges facing school committees in implementing their roles in Primary schools in Monduli district-Tanzania. The study employed qualitative approach under case study design. The study also involved a sample of 50 participants from five primary schools. The participants were selected through purposive and simple random sampling techniques. Data gathered in this study were analysed qualitatively by using Content analysis as per Herbaman and Miles stages which are: Data reduction, where data were selected, focused, Simplified, abstracted and transformed; Data display, where data were organized, compressed to permit conclusions to be drawn and action; and Conclusion-drawing and verification, where data processed through above procedures were digested to get their meaning and tested for their validity. The findings revealed that most of the members of the committee failed to implement different responsibilities due to variety of factors including the shortage of trainings that would provide highlights of their responsibilities. Further, it was revealed that local community participation in financing education was low because they considered it a role of the government. The study concluded that school committee is very important since it helps in enhancing the quality of education in schools of Tanzania. The researcher recommends that the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training should provide a guideline on procedures on how school committees can operate effectively. Orient with their working environment. Further, it is recommended that the society should work conjointly with school committee so that education quality is improved.

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 10:11
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:11
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1421

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