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n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Extent of principals’ fund management practices for effective implementation of entrepreneurship studies in secondary schools in Awka education zone

Volume 10 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of fund management practices of principals in public and private secondary schools for effective implementation of entrepreneurship studies in Awka education zone of Anambra State. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The descriptive survey design was adopted in the study. The population comprised 109 teachers of entrepreneurship in the 18 public and 22 registered private secondary schools in the zone. This comprised 54 entrepreneurship teachers in public and 55 entrepreneurship teachers in private secondary schools in the area. Entrepreneurship teachers were used as respondents because there is likelihood that principals may not rate themselves objectively. The whole population was studied using purposive sampling technique. A researcher-developed instrument titled “Principals Fund Management Practices Questionnaire” (PFMQ) was the instrument for data collection. The instrument was duly validated by experts. The Cronbach Alpha was used for the reliability test and this yielded coefficient value of 0.82. This value was considered high enough making the instrument reliable for the study. The researchers collected the data for the study. Mean scores were used to answer the research question while t-test was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. It was among others found that both public and private secondary school principals are inefficient in mobilizing sufficient funds for the execution of entrepreneurship projects in secondary schools in Awka education zone of Anambra State. Some of the recommendations were that government should devise effective means of monitoring funds distributed to schools. Again, school principals should explore alternative sources of revenue to supplement government’s subventions to schools. This study determined the extent of fund management practices of principals in public and private secondary schools for effective implementation of entrepreneurship studies in Awka education zone of Anambra State. The study is very significant in the management of school fund. The findings are likely to help principals manage school funds properly. The findings of the study will help both principals and the government to judiciously manage funds meant for the implementation of entrepreneurship studies in secondary schools. The study is likely to make impact in ensuring that best fund management practices are adopted in managing school funds especially in the implementation of entrepreneurship studies.

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2019-04-01
2020-02-18

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