Contribution of Heads of Schools on Students’ Performance in the National Form Four Examinations: A Case of Moshi Rural District

Njiu, Daniel August (2016) Contribution of Heads of Schools on Students’ Performance in the National Form Four Examinations: A Case of Moshi Rural District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study focused on assessing contribution of heads of schools on students’ performance in National Form Four Examinations, in Moshi Rural District. The study came as a result of massive failures in Form Four National Examinations. Several stakeholders pointed out possible causes of failures and proposed solution to combat the problem. However, not much was said about contribution of heads of schools. This study, therefore attempted to assess the contribution of heads of schools on the performance of students. The study involved 15 school heads, 75 students and 90 teachers. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used in this study. Data were collected using interviews, questionnaire, direct observation and documentary review. The data were then analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) and presented in the form of tables, graphs, and charts. The findings revealed that there was a big relationship between the students’ performance and school heads’ level of education, how they played their roles, their initiatives in running the schools and how they dealt with various challenges in their responsibilities. It was recommended that heads of schools with diploma should go for further studies and new appointments should strictly consider teachers with higher level of education and experience than Diploma who are initiative and able to create environment for good performance of students and tackle challenges that face them.

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 Mar 2017 07:28
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:03
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1758

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