Impact of the Devolution on Administration and Management of Public Community Built and Managed Secondary Schools on the quality of education: A Case of Kibaha Town Council

Mahijibhai, Jasmet Amina (2014) Impact of the Devolution on Administration and Management of Public Community Built and Managed Secondary Schools on the quality of education: A Case of Kibaha Town Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate impact of devolution on the administration and management of Public Community Secondary Schools at Kibaha Township. The investigation is based on objectives set and guided by research questions. Conceptual model comprises all the levels of the education administration of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT), regional and council offices, Ward and secondary school levels at which decision-making takes place in the process of implementing the devolution process. The findings reveal positive factors including services closer to the people, improved academic performance and enhanced cooperation among actors at school level and community, accessing education and enrolment expansion. The challenges include shortage of important resources such as teachers’ houses, libraries, laboratories and shortage of science teachers. In conclusion, the implementation of the devolution in terms of the execution of powers, duties and responsibilities were not well articulated to actors and implementers lacked capacity building for efficiency and effectiveness in administration and management. The study recommends that the Government of Tanzania has to improve; the delivery of education and that should be given priorities so as to avoid Division 0s, school inspection should be given priority to all secondary schools including those built and managed by the community in Tanzania. Construction of standard teachers’ houses, classrooms, libraries and laboratories all equipped with chemicals required for experiments need immediate attention. Others are regular capacity building of educational actors including teachers, board members, high ranking officials at the ministry regional, district councils and parents. Finally, leadership and management skills have to be considered.

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: 14 Jan 2016 12:32
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:32
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/550

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