Time Management Skills and Administrative Effectiveness of Principals in Nigerian Secondary Schools

Ekundayo, Haastrup Timilehin, Kolawole, Olayinka Adenike

Abstract


The study examined time management skills and administrative effectiveness of principals in Nigerian secondary schools. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. The population consisted of all the principals and teachers of secondary schools in Ondo, Ekiti and Osun states. The sample comprised of 200 principals and 600 teachers randomly selected from the three states. The data collected were analysed using frequency counts, simple percentage, mean and standard deviations. The study revealed that the time management skills as well as the level of administrative effectiveness of the principals were encouraging. However, the study revealed the factors that constitute impediments to the time management skills of the principals. These include the need to respond to emergency cases in the school, the need to respond to urgent calls from the ministry of education among others. The study further revealed the strategies that can be put in place for better time management among the principals. These include the need for the principals to identify their most consuming tasks and determine whether or not they have investing their time in the most important activities, and keeping a readily accessible record of their appointment and tasks among others. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the tempo of time management skills of the principals as well as their administrative effectiveness should be sustained while efforts should be directed towards avoiding those factors that constitute impediments to their time management skills.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jedp.v3n1p133

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Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology   ISSN 1927-0526 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0534 (Online)

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