School Management in Community Secondary Schools in Rombo District: Effects on the Students Academic Performance

Jengo, Leah S. (2016) School Management in Community Secondary Schools in Rombo District: Effects on the Students Academic Performance. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The research on Effects of school Management on Students academic Performance in Community Secondary schools in Rombo District Council was done using a sample of 160 respondents consisting of the head of schools, academic masters/mistress, teachers and form four students chosen from thirty-four Community Secondary Schools (CSS) in Rombo. Primary data was collected through questionnaire and interview to assess the capability of heads of schools in managing schools; the strategies they use to improve students’ academic performance, and the efficacy of those strategies. The study found out that out of 10 head of schools none had undergone management training. The popular strategies that head of schools use to improve students’ academic performance, ranged from motivating teachers to sanctions. Although most of the heads of schools did not have the formal management training, their management strategies were efficient given the situation of the community secondary schools in Rombo district. Summary of the conclusion: The study recommends that the Government should consider training of the school heads so as to ensure quality management of the schools. It is also imploring the school managers to make efforts in developing themselves academically. The study further recommends that management skills to be added in teachers training programme to expose teachers to management issues. Future researchers on this topic try to find out how school heads can collaborate more in their managerial activities so as to enhance efficiency in quality education that is provided in these schools.

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: 30 Mar 2017 07:45
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:39
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1824

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