The Effect of Capacity Building of School Heads in Enhancing Students’ Academic Performance in Secondary Schools in Mbulu District, Tanzania.

John, Yohana (2017) The Effect of Capacity Building of School Heads in Enhancing Students’ Academic Performance in Secondary Schools in Mbulu District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at finding out the effect of capacity building of secondary school Heads in enhancing students’ academic performance. This end was fulfilled by three objectives namely: to explore the procedures for providing Capacity Building of secondary school heads in Mbulu, to examine the relevance of Capacity Building contents of school heads in enhancing academic performance of secondary schools and to explore managerial challenges in enhancing school academic performance in relation to Capacity Building content of school heads. A case study design was employed to collect data from five (5) secondary schools. Purposive sampling was used to select five (5) secondary schools which are public schools. The study used interviews, questionnaires and documentary review as the instruments of collecting data. The findings reveal that capacity building programmes have positive effect on students’ academic performance as well as managerial activities. The findings were provision of seminars about school management to the school Head teachers as well as teachers’ seminars should be conducted frequently; supervision of daily academic duties, good planning by seminar facilitators, the programmes must be related to the school leadership and management. The study concludes that for question number one, respondents indicated that they were satisfied with the programmes because most of them said that the programmes were satisfactory to them. Some of them said that the programmes satisfied them to a great extent. Most of the respondents suggested that seminars must be conducted frequently in all parts of Tanzania. The study recommends that emphasis should be placed on considering leadership and management courses when hiring or appointing school heads for knowledge-ability of leadership functions.

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: 16 Feb 2017 09:51
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:45
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1662

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