Exploring the Effect of School Management Functions on Student’s Academic Performance: A Dilemma from Public Senior High Schools in Ghana
Keywords:management functions, academic performance, public senior high schools, Ghana
AbstractIn every aspect of life, management has become a crosscutting tool and the axis of performance. There is a broad and ongoing discussion in our academic institutions about the impact of effective management on academic performance. This study, therefore, sought to analyze the effects of school management functions on the likelihood to enhance the academic performance of students in Public SHSs in Ghana. The study used Teacher Professional Development, monitoring and evaluation, Provision of Infrastructure outcomes, Teachers Input, Student Input, P.T.A support and Parental Involvement as variables measuring school management functions. In this study, the descriptive research design was adopted and data of 480 respondents were collected through a questionnaire survey for analysis. With the application of logistic regression analysis as the main statistical tool, the study based on Wald test values, p-values and odds ratio values identified Teacher professional development, Monitoring and evaluation, Provision of infrastructure, Teachers input, Students effort, PTA support, and Parental involvement as school management functions that significantly contributes to the likelihood (probability) of enhancing students academic performance. The study recommended that school management functions with the exception of democratic management should be intensified in various public SHSs so as to enhance students academic performance.
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