PRINCIPALS’ APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES AND ADMINISTRATIVE EFFECTIVENESS IN KWARA STATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Olaifa, Adeseko Sunday (Ph.D); Ayinla, Saka Kadir (M.Ed) & Atanda, Olatunde Olaide (M.Ed)
This study examined principals’ appointment procedures and administrative effectiveness in Secondary Schools in Kwara State. The study adopted the descriptive research design. The population of the study comprised the secondary school teachers in all the three senatorial districts in Kwara State, Nigeria. Simple random, purposive and proportionate sampling technique was used to select 420 teachers from the schools. Data was collected using ‘Principals’ Appointment Procedures and Principals’ Administrative Effectiveness Questionnaire (PAPPAEQ)’ to find out principals’ appointment procedures and their level of administrative effectiveness in the implementation of quality education. To guide the study, three research hypotheses were raised. The data were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Statistics. The findings revealed that there was significant relationship between principals’ appointment procedure and administrative effectiveness, crises management and resources management in Kwara State. The study concludes that there were variations in teachers’ perception of their principal’s appointment procedure. It was therefore recommended that government should put in place adequate mechanism to checkmate principal’ appointment procedure to schools so as to enhance principals’ leadership skills.