The Role of School Head in Enhancing Students’ Academic Performance in Community secondary Schools in Mbeya Urban

Ndyali, Helena S. (2013) The Role of School Head in Enhancing Students’ Academic Performance in Community secondary Schools in Mbeya Urban. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This research attempted to analyse the roles of the head of schools in the achievement of student’s academic performance in community secondary schools in Mbeya Urban. The CSEE results show that performance has been deteriorating each year. Despite the vast research studies done by various scholars, little is known about the roles of the school heads in relation to the students’ academic performance. Various methodologies were employed to gather data. To start with, survey was conducted to sixty (60) students to obtain information on how the school leadership affects academic performance. In addition, thirty (30) teachers were surveyed and interviewed. Furthermore, DEO, ZSCI and six (6) school heads were interviewed to understand how the execution of the school heads roles effects students’ academic performance. Lastly, focused group discussion was conducted to parents to assess their involvement. The results of this study revealed that the school heads are surrounded by many challenges which make the school management to be unbearable. Their roles had been hampered by unfriendly working situations in which schools operate under shortage of teachers, facilities, funds and lack of commitment among stakeholders. This study concludes that the students’ poor academic performance in the context of the roles of school heads prevailing in community secondary schools is a result of an educational system that produces predetermined poor results.

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 11:58
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:58
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/896

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