Effectiveness of Board Governance in Academic Institutions: The Case of Private Secondary Schools in Arusha Municipality

Mrope, Raphael Valentine (2011) Effectiveness of Board Governance in Academic Institutions: The Case of Private Secondary Schools in Arusha Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study was carried out in Arusha municipality to determine the effectiveness of Board Governance in private secondary schools. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the Board structure of the private secondary school boards in Arusha and to examine the functioning of these boards of directors towards facilitating the teaching – learning process and smooth running of schools. The population of the study was all the private secondary schools in Arusha and a sample size of 40 respondents from 16 schools was selected. Purposeful sampling technique was used to select respondents. Primary data were collected using structured questionnaire while secondary data were obtained from the Regional Education Officer’s (REO) office and the Ministry of Education website. The results from the study show that the structure of the secondary school boards is almost similar to those of non- educational firms and that the recommended board committees that can increase the efficiency of the school boards were non operational in some schools; these include Audit committee which was non operational for 70%, nomination committee was non-operational for 25% while compensation committee and strategic committee were non-operational for 100%. The lack of these committees has reduced the monitoring ability of the boards to the performance of the schools and it has also contributed to the dominance of the chairman of the board. Due to the importance of these committees the study recommends that the Education Act should be revised to contain phrases that recommend the inclusion of these committees in the school boards.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 12:53
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 13:51
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/245

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