Repositioning Secondary School Administration for Quality Assurance in Ekiti State, Nigeria

Babatope Kolade Oyewole


This paper discusses the challenges and prospects of repositioning secondary school administration for quality assurance in Ekiti State, Nigeria. In recent time, there had been a radical transformation of the education sector in Ekiti State part of which included the restructuring of the secondary school system. The senior and junior secondary schools were merged together to become a single school under the administration of a school principal. This paper examines the strategies used in repositioning secondary school administration for quality assurance by the state government. It highlights the challenges of repositioning the school administration based on the public outcry and the reactions of the school principals towards this new development. It x- rays the prospects of repositioning secondary school administration for quality assurance in Ekiti State to include high competency of secondary school administrators, removal of dichotomy between senior and junior secondary schools, unity and team work spirit among teachers, centralization of school policies, improved school infrastructures and facilities, and effective supervision of school personnel. The paper recommended among others that the Teaching Service Commission in Ekiti State should always consider performance, competency and years of experience in the appointment of secondary school principals.

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Journal of Management and Sustainability   ISSN 1925-4725 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4733 (Online)


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