Impacts of cost sharing on efficiency of public secondary schools; A Case of Vunjo Sub-district

Mwelumbini, Baraka R. (2014) Impacts of cost sharing on efficiency of public secondary schools; A Case of Vunjo Sub-district. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

An efficient school include learning with all supportive actions, environment, physical and psychological assistances to the learners that directly affect positively learners‟ choices, decisions and actions which guide learners to reach the fruit goals of their schooling (good performance and employment). The purpose of this study was to examine status efficiency of public secondary schools in Vunjo sub-district, Kilimanjaro by three decades of cost sharing in Tanzania. Specifically, the study intended to assess existence of individualized programs for special needs and low performing students, assessing number and quality of teachers in public schools and assessing the social services provided in the schools. The study was conducted in five secondary schools using a sample of 113 where 87 were students and 26 teachers. The data from the field were collected through questionnaires, observations, interviews and group discussions. The results revealed that there were no individualized programs for special needs and low performing students in public secondary schools; also there were insufficient teachers in public secondary schools and there were poor social services provided at the schools. It was concluded that public secondary schools were to some extent inefficient because of shortage of teachers, social services at schools, absence of individualized programs for special needs and low performed students. It is suggested that, future research can observe the roles of integrating different government sectors with education sectors like health, social affairs, legal, sports and games etc in provision of social services at schools so as to improve public secondary schools efficiencies.

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 12:05
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:05
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/799

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