Challenges Facing Schools Management on the Implementation of Free Education Reform in Tanzania: A Case Of Dodoma Region

Kindyamtima, Evodia Marco (2017) Challenges Facing Schools Management on the Implementation of Free Education Reform in Tanzania: A Case Of Dodoma Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The general objective of this study was to examine the challenges facing schools management in the implementation of free education reform: A case of Dodoma region. The main objective was to determine the perceptions of heads of schools and teachers on a free education reform in secondary schools, identifying the challenges facing heads of schools in managing public secondary schools and identifying the strategies used by the heads of schools in subsidizing grants given by the government in managing the schools. The study adopted mixed research approach which employed descriptive survey design so as to accomplish the objective of the study. 80 respondents selected from among the secondary school teachers of Dodoma municipal and Kondoa District. Through semi structured interview and questionnaire the data were collected from this group. Quantitative analysis was done by the help of SPSS, while the qualitative analysis was done using content analysis and presented through description and explanation. The findings of the study reveal that, free educational reform has a positive phenomenon and supported by the majority as it increased the number of students. Lack of true information to the parents on what free education is abrupt implementation to education stakeholders such as heads of schools and teachers, deterioration of working spirit for teachers, economic hardship in schools which led to scarcity of physical facilities and the insufficiency of human resources especially non teaching staff. The study recommends; free educational reform to materialize there should be amicable cooperation among different stakeholders, cooperation between teachers, students and parents. The government should be an overseer in the harmonious cooperation and provide sufficiency funds in school.

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: 03 Oct 2018 17:28
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 17:28
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2056

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