ANALYSIS OF PRINCIPALSâ€™ LEADERSHIP ROLES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IMPROVEMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE
Keywords:Leadership Roles, Teachersâ€™ Incentive, Studentsâ€™ Personnel Services, School Improvement
The study analyzed principalsâ€™ leadership roles for secondary schools improvement. The study was conducted in Anambra State. Two specific purposes were formulated and two research questions guided the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted the study. The study population comprised all the 258 principals in public secondary schools in the State. No sampling was used due to the manageable size of the population. A 14 items researcher developed instrument titled â€œPrincipalsâ€™ Leadership Roles for School Improvement Questionnaire (PLRSIQ)â€ was used for data collection. The instrument was structured on a four rating scale of Strongly Agree (SA), Agree (A), Disagree (D) and Strongly Disagree (SD) weighted 4, 3, 2 and 1 respectively. The validation of the instrument was established by three experts from the faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, while Cronbach alpha was used to determine the reliability of the instrument which yielded the overall coefficient value of 0.82, considered high enough for the instrument usability. Copies of the instrument were administered by the researcher together with the assistance six research assistants. Data collected were subjected to analysis using mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed among others that principals do not play studentsâ€™ personnel services roles for secondary schools improvement in Anambra State by not; providing counseling services, ensuring adequate security for safety of students, embarking on community sensitization to increase studentsâ€™ enrollment, and providing adequate furniture in the classroom. Therefore, it was recommended among others that there should be partnership between the school management and donor agencies or in order to raise fund to provide adequate studentsâ€™ personnel services in the areas of adequate furniture in the classroom, medical facilities, counseling services among others. Conclusion was drawn based on the findings.