ADEQUACY OF STRATEGIC PLAN IMPLEMENTATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLSâ€™ ADMINISTRATION FOR SUSTAINABLE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Planning, Strategic Plan, Strategic Plan Implementation, Secondary Education, Sustainable Development
The study examined the adequacy of strategic plan implementation in secondary school administration for sustainable educational development in Anambra State, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population consisted all the 262 principals in Anambra state public secondary schools. Multi stage sampling procedure was used to draw a sample of 178 principals (50 males and 128 females) for the study. A twenty-item structured questionnaire developed by the researchers was used for data collection. Cronbach Alpha coefficient was used to establish the reliability of the instrument which yielded an index of 0.82 and thus deemed appropriate. All the 178 copies of the instrument administered were properly completed, retrieved and used for data analysis. Research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation, while the null hypotheses were tested using t-test. The findings of the study revealed among others that strategic plan implementation of secondary school curriculum content in Anambra State is very adequate to drive the students to educational success for sustainable development. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that Government should provide adequate fund for the promotion of quality education in Anambra State.