PRINCIPALS’ ENFORCEMENT OF EDUCATION LAW AS KEY TO EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION IN DELTA STATE
This paper investigated principal’s enforcement of education law as key to effective public secondary school administration in Delta State. In order to effectively carry out this investigation, two null hypotheses was formulated to guide the study. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the investigation. The population of 475 which study consists of 295 male and 180 female secondary school principals in Delta State. The sample random sampling was employed to select the size of 95 principals (40 males and 55 females) representing 20% of the total population in Secondary Schools in Delta State. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaire titled: Principals’ Enforcement of Education Law for Effective Administration Questionnaire (PEELEA). Generated data were analyzed using the t-tested statistical tool at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that numerous challenges hamper the enforcement of education law for effective secondary school administration in the state. The paper concluded that adequate attention has not being given to the enforcement of education law in secondary schools in the state. The paper recommended amongst others that the Delta State Ministry of Education should conduct seminars and workshops for all the stakeholders on the enforcement of education laws as it will adequately quip them in the discharge of their duties in the school setting
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