A Comparative Study of Principals’ Administrative Effectiveness in Public and Private Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Comfort Olufunke Akomolafe


This paper presents the results of investigation into the level of administrative effectiveness of principals of public and private secondary schools. It makes a comparative analysis of administrative effectiveness in the two types of educational institutions. The population for the study consists of teachers in both public and private schools. A sample of 295 subjects were sampled, 191 subjects from public institutions, 104 subjects from private institutions. Data were gathered using a self -constructed questionnaire titled “Principals’ administrative effectiveness in secondary schools (PAESS). The validity and reliability of instrument were ascertained. The result of the study revealed that there was moderate level of administrative effectiveness in public schools while there was high level of administrative effectiveness in private secondary schools. It also revealed that schools with high level of administrative effectiveness manifest high level of discipline. It was recommended that the principals of public schools should be more skillful in their administrative strategies to enhance the level of students’ discipline. It was also recommended that private schools should show more interest in sporting activities.

Key words: Administrative effectiveness, students’ discipline, public and private secondary schools.

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