Exploring Perceptions of Parents on Head Teachers’ Financial Management Skills in Public Primary Schools in Tanzania

5186 words 21 pages
Journal of Education and Practice
ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online)
Vol 3, No 13, 2012

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Exploring Perceptions of Parents on Head Teachers’ Financial
Management Skills in Public Primary Schools in Tanzania
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Juma Saidi Mwinjuma1* Roselan Bin Baki2
Assistant Lecturer University of Dodoma, Faculty of Education, Department of
Educational Management and Policy Studies, Currently Pursuing PhD in Educational Administration,
University Putra Malaysia
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Educational studies, University Putra Malaysia
*E-mail of the corresponding author: saijumwi@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the observations of parents on head teachers’ financial management skills in public
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1.2 The purpose of the study
The major purpose of the study was to explore the perceptions of parents on head teachers’ financial management skills. The investigation was guided by three main questions:
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ii. iii. What roles do head teachers play in financial decisions making?
What financial skills are needed for head teachers to manage school finances effectively? Do head teachers have skills needed to manage school finances?
What are the parents’ views about the current and future of financial management in public primary schools in Tanzania?

1.3 Significance of the study
This study was imperative for the following reasons: First, it reveals parents’ perceptions on abilities of head teachers to supervise school financial resources. It is therefore an attempt to contribute to empirical studies done on financial resources management in public primary schools. Consequently, the study provides clear insight into parents’ perceptions on the way financial resources are being administered within the broader perspective of stakeholders. Second, the study serves as foundation in providing relevant information on the manner head teachers manage and administer financial resources in public primary schools. Therefore, it provides suggestions and assists in giving a direction in the processes of monitoring, evaluation and support for the appropriate training on management of finances in public primary schools.
2. Research Design
The study adopted qualitative

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