The Effects of Evaluation on the Administration of Private Secondary Schools in Kampala District
Author: TAMALE JOHN PAUL
Supervisor: Aloysius Byaruhanga
The study examined the effect of evaluation on the administration of private secondary schools. Three main objectives were set to guide the study and these include: examining the effects of evaluation and administration of private secondary schools, establishing the relationship between evaluation and administration of private secondary schools and examining the effect of the leadership Styles of head-teachers in evaluation on the administration of private secondary schools. A Cross sectional research design was used during this study. Self-administered questionnaire and interview guide were used on a stratified sample of 336 respondents in Kampala district. Data was analyzed and summarized using percentages and mean. Relationships were established using correlation and regression analysis techniques.
The Study findings reveal a positive significant relationship between the effect of evaluation and administration of private secondary schools (r=0.648**; p<0.05). The study noted that evaluation was being carried out in schools in form of both external and internal evaluation by the Directorate of Education Standards and school heads. This study therefore revealed that the efficiency of school head-teachers in form of close supervision leads to improved administration goals. It was revealed that there is a positive significant relationship between evaluation and administration of private secondary schools (r=0.776**; p<0.05) with factors such as evaluation of adjustment of school programs, evaluating what motivates teachers especially in relation to class room teaching, evaluating development of ready skills and encouraging long-term behaviors for both students and teachers, evaluating community awareness and resources availability as the most dimensions that indicate good administration. There was positive significant relationship between leadership styles of head-teachers and their administration of private secondary schools (beta=0.330, p<0.05). The determinants of this relationship are changes in democratic, charismatic and autocratic leadership styles.
The study commends the DES to follow up the visits carried out in schools under their jurisdiction for the implementation of the recommendations during external evaluation/supervision in these schools. This will help to ensure that resources injected in inspection by government are not put to waste. Also, head-teachersí motivation should be raised such that their work can be done in good spirit. It should be the role of school Boards of Governors to ensure that school heads who are the interface between them and teachers are properly motivated so as to guarantee proper school administration.