The use of Principal’s Efficiency as a tool for Operational Program Execution in Kaduna State Secondary Schools Nigeria: A Pragmatic Examination

Khalil Yusuf Uthman, Yahya Bn Don, Abd. Latif Kasim


Very many researchers are viewing responsibility in discharging official duties as a very essential factor because it rises success and competence in delivering services. The purpose of the study is to investigate how a principal can use his efficiency as a leader to execute policy in secondary schools in Kaduna state. As domestic workers principals are expected to portray the highest assurance in the administration of secondary schools as this will lead to the realization of excellence in educational pursuit. The paper critically pointed out that if secondary education is of good value, precise students will be conceded into tertiary institutions of learning and eventually, experienced graduates will be generated who will work in different aptitudes. This research is limited to Secondary schools and their principals in Kaduna State. The MLQ 5x developed by (Bass & Avolio, 1993) was used as the instrument to measure the Leadership ability of the principal. The population of the study was 400 in which 330 were duly completed and returned with 300 free of problems and fit for analysis. Educated labour force is however competent of implementing government’s policies in a more operative and efficient manner. The research employs descriptive research analysis to analyze principals’ efficiency in Kaduna State secondary schools. The results showed pleasing principal’s efficiency. The researcher therefore suggested that the government should strengthen efforts and provide more suitable means or method including incentive and continual training and re-training of the principals in order to sustain the rhythm as this will guarantee the fulfilment of the desired quality education and then effective application of government policies.

Key words: Secondary School Principals, Efficiency, Policy Implementation, Quality Education,

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