Comparative Analysis of Principals’ Management Strategies in Public and Private Secondary Schools in Anambra State of Nigeria
The purpose of this study was to compare the management strategies adopted in public and private secondary schools in Anambra State of Nigeria. The population comprised all the 315 secondary schools in the 254 public and 61 private government-approved secondary schools in the five Education Zones of Anambra State. The sample, selected through stratified random sampling, was made up of 95 secondary schools comprising 76 public and 19 private whose principals constituted the subjects of the study. Data was collected through a questionnaire and analyzed using percentages and t-test. Results revealed that management strategies adopted by principals of schools in public and private secondary schools in Anambra State showed no significant differences. It was recommended among others that principals of secondary schools should adopt all the management strategies in this study as this will improve school administration and consequently students‟ academic performance.
Keywords: Management Strategies; Secondary Schools; Administrative Effectiveness
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