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Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research

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Administrative Task Performance by Heads of Senior High Schools in Ghana: The “Organising” Perspective

V R Ankoma-Sey

Abstract


This study aimed at examining the administrative task performance of heads of senior high schools (SHS) in Ghana from the organising perspective. The study hypothesized that there is no statistically significant difference in the compliance level of organising as an administrative task performance by heads in the rural and urban senior high schools in Ghana. Using a descriptive survey design, questionnaire was given to 1.085 (88.8% return rate) respondents who consisted of all assistant heads, heads of departments and teachers from 155 selected public SHS in Ghana. The study revealed that, despite the numerous challenges they face, heads of SHS in Ghana perform the organising function as illustrated by the opinions of most respondents. An independent t-test analysis revealed that there is a statistically significant difference (p=.000) in the compliance level of organising by heads in the rural and urban senior high schools in Ghana. It was recommended that Ghana Education Service should do well to provide senior high schools with the needed funds and learning materials, especially those in the rural areas.




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