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Status Of Strategic Management Practices Of Secondary School Principals In Students' Administration
The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which principals practice strategic management skills in students' administration in secondary schools in Anambra State. All the two hundred and fifty-nine (259) secondary school principals of the six education zones of Anambra State were used for the study. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. A questionnaire was used to collect the data. Mean and standard deviation scores were used in answering the research questions. From the findings of the study, it was concluded that secondary school principals are not strategic management oriented. In addition gender influences the responses of principals on the instrument. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the use of strategic management should be encouraged in the school organization by giving necessary support to the principals in form of organizing conferences, seminar and workshops for them. The successful utilization of this strategy depends on the ability of the school principals to adapt to change.
Keywords: Strategic management practices, Principals, Administration
Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 11 (1) 2006: pp. 28-34