Management of School Physical Facilities for Pupils Academic Performance in Uvinza District Public Primary Schools in Tanzania

Mvuyekule, Paschal (2017) Management of School Physical Facilities for Pupils Academic Performance in Uvinza District Public Primary Schools in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The general objective of this study was to explore the management of school physical facilities and its effects on primary school pupil’s academic performance in Uvinza district. Specifically, the study determined the factors that contribute to inadequate physical facilities in Primary schools in Uvinza district; examined the measures taken by school management to maintain physical facilities in Primary schools; and assessed the challenges that the management of primary schools in Uvinza district encountered in maintaining physical facilities. Observation, interview and questionnaires were used to collect information from 56 primary school teachers. The research findings revealed that the factors that contribute to inadequate physical facilities in Primary schools in Uvinza district were the age of the school building, lack of training on the development and maintenance of school facilities, carelessness in handling them and age of the buildings. Other factors include lack of community participation in the maintaining school facilities, inadequate financial resources, student ignorance on their role in maintaining facilities, lack of auditing by school management, lack of regular visit by administrators and school administration. The study recommends that there should be community involvement including all education stakeholders in the process and redesigning of policy framework to improve management of school physical facilities in Tanzania.

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 Oct 2018 10:12
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2018 10:12
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2257

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