Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Principals Management Strategies in Monitoring Instruction towards Goal Achievement in Delta State Public Secondary School

This study ascertained if principals in Delta State public secondary schools monitor activities in their schools. The study is an expose facto design that explored the survey method. The population for this study comprised 14,877 teachers from public secondary school in Delta State. Purposive sampling technique was adopted in sampling 750 respondents from the population. The instrument used is a self-constructed questionnaire- School Monitoring Factor Indicators Questionnaire (SMFIQ). Data was analysed using descriptive of mean rating and standard deviation and inferential statistics of t-test at .05 level of significance. Findings shows that teachers related factors of principals monitoring were punctuality of staff to class, marking of class register, checking of movement book, checking teacher copying of lesson note summary, keeping of records (diary, result, continuous assessment records and teacher professional developments in public secondary schools in Delta state. Principals’ performance monitoring include examination, test, assignment, practical work and duty roster in public secondary schools in Delta state. It was recommended that that school principals should appoint head-teachers who could assist them in checking teacher lesson note. They should ensure that records (diary, result, continuous assessment) are monitored in the school.

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