Factors inhibiting school committee performance: the case of Ilala Municipal Council

Sezary, Odetter (2013) Factors inhibiting school committee performance: the case of Ilala Municipal Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study investigated the factors that inhibit school committee performance: The Case of Ilala Municipal Council. The study assessed training on the members of school committee, participation of the members of school committee on management and development planning, and involvement of school committee members in discipline and finance of schools. The study involved 30 respondents; 66.7% were males while 33.3% were females. The study approach was mainly qualitative using in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, observation and documentary analysis. Three primary schools from Ilala Municipal were studied in detail to ascertain the significant factors inhibiting the performance of the committees. Results revealed that schools did not have organized plan for conducting organized training for School Committee members due to the financial difficulties. It was also revealed that teachers and parents were not participating fully in decision making; this was due to the fact that the head-teacher feared that they would lose their authority to run schools. Results also showed additional factors as including poor attendance of school committee members in meetings; inactiveness of councilors to participate in meetings and other school activities, low financial capacity of communities; poor committee member experience and knowledge on supervision of school activities. The study concluded that the major factors leading to poor committee involvement in school activities for primary schools are lack of accountability and transparency on the side of the head teachers. The study suggested that school committee members should be given training enough on how to handle school committees. However, the Head teachers of primary schools should be given special training on accountability and transparency as school committees are concerned.

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 12:14
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:14
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/710

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