EXTENT OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA
This study examined the extent of community participation in the provision of facilities in public secondary schools in Enugu State. Three research questions guided the study. Descriptive survey design was employed as a method of investigation in the study. The population of the study comprised 287 principals and 1,050 School Based Management Committee (SBMC) members. The sample size of the study comprised 402 respondents (made up of 87 principals and 315 SBMC) drawn through proportionate stratified random sampling technique. A self-developed questionnaire containing 50 items was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was determined using test method and data collected analysed using Cronbachâ€™s alpha to obtain reliability coefficient of 0.70, which was considered adequate for the study Mean and standard deviation were used in answering the research questions. The major findings of the study indicated that the extent communities participate in the provision of building facilities, basic amenities, and teaching resources in public secondary schools in Enugu State was low. It was recommended among others that, the government, through the State Ministry of Education, and the Post Primary School Management Board (PPSMB) should strategize on the need for effective community participation through constant meeting with the School Based Management Committee members in the State.