SECONDARY SCHOOL MANAGEMENT: PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES
This work is on the Secondary School Management Challenges in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.
The study sought the opinion of 200 stratified sampling technique was used to select managers drawn from 10 Secondary Schools in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. A questionnaire titled “Questionnaire of Secondary School Leadership and Management Challenges (OSSLMC) was designed to obtain relevant information from the respondents, while simple percentages and frequency counts were employed to analyse the data collected in answering the four research questions raised. Finding of the study showed that the leadership and management challenges existed in the
Local Government Area. These challenges were to be caused by instability in government and its policy, educational policies frequently changing, lack of inadequate resources, mismanagement of available resources, leadership styles, qualification, experience, sex and age, lack of co-operation among teaching and non-teaching sta, students co-operating in the schools and so on. It was therefore, recommended that school managers (principals) should continue to acquire relevant training in school management to keep abreast of time. Furthermore, the principals should encourage and practice democratic style of leadership in their administration. Government should arise to the need of school manager and also ensures the stability of education policies in the country, states and local government areas.