PROBLEMS AND CAUSES OF POOR BUDGET PREPARATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN AWKA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE
Keywords:Poor budget preparation, secondary schools
This study was designed to examine the Problems and Causes of Poor Budget Preparation in secondary schools in Awka South Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State. A descriptive research design was used. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population for the study stood at 36 respondents which are specifically 18 principals and 18 bursars from all the 18 government-owned secondary schools in Awka South (LGA). There was no sample and sampling technique because of the manageable number of the population. A 4-point rating scale questionnaire which was structured by the researcher was used as the instrument for data collection. The questionnaire was validated by three experts. Using split-half method, the instrument obtained a reliability index of 0.81. Data collected were analyzed using mean. The findings among others showed that some principals and staff do not take part in budget preparation and that most administrators misappropriate school funds. Recommendations were made to include that government should include the leaders and principals into budget committee and by so doing, problems and causes of poor budget preparation will be resolved.