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Assessment of Principals’ Roles in the Management of Secondary Schools in Funtua And Malumfashi Education Zones in Katsina State, Nigeria

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Assessment of Principals’ Roles in the Management of Secondary Schools in Funtua And Malumfashi Education Zones in Katsina State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  

This study is on “Assessment of Principals‟ Roles in the Management of Secondary Schools in Funtua and Malumfashi Education Zones in Katsina State, Nigeria”.

To achieve the aim of this research, seven objectives were set in line with the research questions and hypotheses. The objectives are to;

examine the leadership role performance of principals on internal supervision, determine the role performances of principals on maintenance of school facilities, assess the role performance of principals on interpersonal relationship

and ascertain the leadership role performance of principals on maintenance of discipline in Senior Secondary Schools in Funtua and Malumfashi Education Zones in Katsina State, Nigeria.

The study used survey method that covered all public secondary schools within Funtua and Malumfashi Education Zones in Katsina State.

The study used survey design. The population of the study comprises Principals, Teachers, PTA and MOE with total number of 824.

A total of 250 respondents were used as sample for the study; i.e. 15 Principals, 175 Teachers, 12 Ministry of Education Officials and 48 Parent-Teachers‟ Association (PTA).

INTRODUCTION   

Secondary education is the education children receive after primary education and before the tertiary stage. The aim of secondary education is to prepare the individuals for useful living within the society and higher education (National Policy on Education, 2004).

Secondary education formulates policies for secondary education and practice in the country. It also prescribes method of testing the students and promotes researches.

In some countries, only primary or basic education is compulsory, but secondary education is included in compulsory education in most countries.

In post-soviet countries it is also known as general education or general middle education. Leadership in any organization implies the action and interaction with persons and things with a view to attain a specific objective.

It is the ability to plan, control, direct and coordinate the activities of school involving both human and material resources for the achievement of school goals (Aderounmu, 1986).

It is a process through which persons or groups intentionally influence others in the attainment of group goals.

Leadership is defined as the act or process of influencing people so that they will strive willingly toward the achievement of objective.

It is the functional behaviors of a leader in relation with subordinates, to facilitate the accomplishment of group goals. 

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