Assessment of the Performance of School Management Committees (SMCs) Towards the Attainment of Quality Basic Education in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of Ghana

Theophilus Andoh-Robertson, Samuel Effah, Thomas Bright Eshun, Miss Angelina Kwasi


The study sought to assess the performance of School Management Committees (SMCs) towards the attainment of Quality Basic Education in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality through the views of education officials, head teachers, teachers and SMC Members. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A stratified sampling and simple random sampling techniques were adopted to select a sample size of two hundred and thirty (230) respondents. Questionnaire and interview guides were used to collect data from the respondents, validated by the researchers and analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics. The findings indicated that SMCs’ had good performance on almost all performance indicators, however, were not doing enough to ensure financial accountability in schools. Also there was weak statistical correlation between SMCs performance and academic performance in the Municipality. Finally, it was recommended that SMCs should be given the needed support including regular training, especially, on financial accountability. Also much effort is needed to be done by SMCs in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality (TNM) to ensure quality basic education. Conclusively, the good performance of SMCs is therefore one of the major sureties to attaining quality basic education in Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality. It is hoped that the findings will serve as tools for change of practice of supervision of all stakeholders in the delivery of quality basic education in public basic schools.

Keywords: Quality Basic Education, Assessment, Performance. School Management Committee, School-Community, FCUBE, School Budget Hearing.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-16-03

Publication date:August 31st 2020

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