INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES’ ACTIVITIES ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA
Bashir Maina; Abdulmajeed Mohammed & Afolabi Kafilat Adeola
This study examined influence of school-based management committees on management of public senior secondary schools in south-west Nigeria. Two objectives were developed to guide study: examine SBMCs’ Activities on maintenance of physical facilities in public senior secondary schools in south-west, Nigeria; and assess SBMCs’ Activities on management of financial resources in public senior secondary schools in south-west, Nigeria. The objectives formulated were in line with research questions and hypotheses. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study consisted of 2,280 principals, 64,009 teachers, 30,702 SBMCs’ members and 3,389 inspectors making a total of 100,380 respondents. A sample of 384 respondents was randomly selected for the study, while questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The reliability coefficient values of 0.760 and 0.781 were obtained using Cronbach Alpha. The research questions were answered using descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation, while the hypotheses were tested using inferential statistics such as ANOVA at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that SBMCs engaged in the maintenance of physical facilities through regular inspection and periodic repairs of the broken and depleted facilities and SBMCs provide funds to augment the government’s investment in education. The study recommended that SBMCs should intensify efforts at raising funds through cooperate social responsibility and international donors for the development of the schools.