Proceedings of The 3rd World Conference on Research in Teaching and Education
Influence of School-based Management Committees (SBMCs) on the Administration of Secondary Schools in Zaria Education Zone of Kaduna State, Nigeria
Prof. B. A. Maina and Dr A. M. Jumare
The study is titled “Influence of School-based Management Committees (SBMCs) on the Administration of Secondary Schools in Zaria Education Zone of Kaduna State, Nigeria”. Seven objectives were set to guide the study. In line with the objectives, seven research questions and seven hypotheses were asked and formulated, respectively. Samples of 16 Principals, 139 Teachers and 10 officials of Ministry of Education were drawn from the population of selected Secondary Schools in urban and rural areas. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Scheffe test were used to test the seven Hypotheses. One of hypotheses were retained while 2 rejected. The study revealed some useful findings among which are: decision making process in most Secondary Schools in Zaria Education Zone was enhanced with the rational decisions arrived at; school-community relationship was enhanced with the members of the local community participating in activities such as sporting activities, cultural activities and sharing of water facilities; On the basis of the findings, conclusions were made which include the school-based management committees in most Secondary Schools in Zaria Education Zone, Kaduna State, Nigeria did not provide good standard Football Field, Basketball Court, Badminton Court, Table Tennis, Field for track events, Baseball Field, Mini Animal Park and Shopping Area. On the basis of the findings and conclusions, recommendations were made which include: the school-based management committees are to be enlightened on the need to provide games and recreational facilities, which invariably could enhance students’ performance. This is necessary because the facilities could be used for the sake of mental development. This depicts the common adage which says “all work without play, makes Jack a dull boy”.
Keywords: school-based management committee, administration, Secondary Schools.