The Efficacy of School Committees in the Management of School Resources in Rufiji District, Tanzania

Geofrey, Said (2015) The Efficacy of School Committees in the Management of School Resources in Rufiji District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the school committees in the management of primary school resources and projects. The study was specifically based on three objectives namely to establish the school resource and project management and monitoring activities in which school committees are involved, to examine the extent to which school committees play their roles in mobilizing School resources, to examine the challenges encountered by school committees as they engage in management and monitoring of school resources and projects. The area of study was at Rufiji district. A descriptive survey design was used for data collection and analysis. A sample size of 47 respondents was involved in this study where by focused group discussion, documentary review and interview methods were used for collecting data. Content and thematic analysis was used for data analysis. The study revealed that there were five major activities involved school committee members in resource and projects management and monitoring. However, the involvement of school committees in resources and project management was almost less effective because most decisions and supervision of projects were left in the hands of the teachers. The roles that school committees played in mobilizing school resources were minimal. As a result, schools were still lacking resources. Based on the findings, it was recommended for local community to choose relevant and capable individuals as their representatives in school committees who are ready to serve their interests. The community should also be educated to take their responsibility in supporting their schools both financially and materially. The school committee members should take responsibility to mobilize resources for school projects and be aware of the negative impact of dependence.

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 10:04
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1463

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