Slaying Corruption for Effective Educational Management: A Clinical Insight
Keywords:Corruption, Education, Educational Management, Human Capital, Systems Theory, Virus
The major challenge confronting educational management is the problem of maladministration and mismanagement of the education sector. Specifically, this study investigated the extent corruption affected the management of education in Enugu State at the secondary level. The study adopted systems theory as its theoretical construct. Adopting survey research method; structured questionnaire was used to gather primary data needed for this research and textbooks, journals, unpublished works were incorporated and referenced as secondary sources. Out of a population of 362 tutorial staff of selected public secondary schools in Enugu State, 155 participants were data producing sample. Finding was that corruption affected the management of education in Enugu State at the secondary level to a great extent. The implication of this study is that if the Commissioner for Education in the State does not consider exterminating critical corrupt practices that have hampered effective educational management and administration in the State by motivating and supporting the educators and learners to pursue quality educational service delivery and academic excellence through effective management devoid all forms of corruption, the state’s education sector will remain impotent in the area of human capital development. The study concluded that educational renaissance should be manifestly conceived and carried out within the state.
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