The Role of School Board, School Heads and Parent-Teachers Association in the Effective Management of Public Schools

John Nyem Okendu


This research study is designed to determine whether school board, school heads, and parents-teachers-association have any significant relationship in the effective management of public secondary schools in Khana local government area, Rivers State, Nigeria. Five research questions and one null hypothesis were posed to guide the study to a logical conclusion. A structured research questionnaire was administered on a sample size of two hundred and fifty-one (251) secondary school teachers in Khana local government area. Data generated from the research questions were treated with statistical t-test of two independent sample means of pooled and nonpooled variances and Pearson Product Moment Correlational Statistics (Pearson r) and the data generated from the null hypothesis was treated with One-Way Analysis of Variables (ANOVA) and was followed up with a seheffé test. The results of the data analyzed indicated that the controlling functions of school heads, and parents-teachers association has a significant relationship with the management operations of public secondary schools, while school board has no significant relationship with the school management system. Recommendations were proffered based on the findings to improve the role of school board, school heads, and parents-teachers-association in the effective management of secondary school in Khana local government area, Rivers State, Nigeria.



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