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.