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Kogi Journal of Management

PRINCIPALS’ ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND STUDENTS ACADEMICACHIEVEMENT IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EKITI-STATE NIGERIA

Authors: Olaleye, Florence Oluremi PhD.

Journal: Kogi Journal of Management

This  study  investigated  the  managerial  roles  of  principal  in  the  students’  academic performance in school certificate examination in Ekiti State.  The study was occasioned by the continued  poor  performance  of  students  in  school  by  certification  examination  in most secondary schools in the state. It was a descriptive research design of the survey type which aimed  at eliciting information from the school principals and teachers on how organizational management  of  principals  affect  academic  achievement  of  students.  Eighty  five  secondary schools were randomly selected out of 175 secondary schools in the state. Questionnaire tagged (PATQ) principals’ administrative technique questionnaire was the instrument used to elicit information from the respondents. The population of the study consisted of all the principals and teachers in Ekiti State. Sampled schools comprised eighty five principals and eight hundred and fifty teachers randomly selected. The  data  collected  were  analyzed  using  frequency  count,  percentages  and  means. Inventory  of  School  Examination  result  was  also  used  in  the  study.  Findings  showed  that principals of the selected schools adopted quality improvement measures, encourage team work with staff and students, participate in academic activities that influenced academic achievement in the school.   The principals were involved in academic activities of students by supervising teachers work and students, disciplined and discouraged examination malpractices. It was recommended that principals should maintain discipline in the schools so as to improve teaching and learning.