School and Community Relations: Effective Management of Public Secondary Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria

By Kayode Olu Ijaduola, Fausat Abisoye Adenaike and Rachael Oluwakemi Agbajeola.

Published by The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership

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This paper examines the effects of school and community relations on the effective management of secondary schools in Ogun State, Nigeria. This study adopts an ex-post-facto descriptive survey research design; the respondents constituted of all 476 public secondary school principals in Ogun State. Data was obtained through a research instrument entitled “School Community Relations and Effective School Management Questionnaire (SCRESMQ),” with a reliability coefficient of (r = 0.87). The five hypotheses developed were analyzed using the Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, while results were tested at 0.05 margin of error. Among other things, the study displayed that a significant relationship exists between school community relations and effective management of rural schools. Consequently, it was recommended that schools must be a true agent of the community.

Keywords: Community, Management, Effective Management, Community Relations, Secondary Schools

The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership, Volume 22, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: December 8, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 437.771KB)).

Dr. Kayode Olu Ijaduola

Lecturer, Department of Educational Management, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, Nigeria

Dr. Fausat Abisoye Adenaike

Lecturer, Department of Educational Management, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, Nigeria

Rachael Oluwakemi Agbajeola

Lecturer, Department of Educational Management, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, Nigeria