ASSESSMENT OF PRINCIPALS’ USE OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM IN PLANNING PROCESS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN DELTA STATE

Authors

  • Nwaozor, Henry Osedebe
  • Obi, Emenike

Abstract

This study is carried out to assess principals’ use of management information system (MIS) in planning process in secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A total of 467 copies of the questionnaire were administered to the respondents comprising of the entire population of public secondary school principals as there were no sampling of the principals and 398 copies (that is 221 male principals and 177 female principals) were properly completed and successfully retrieved, indicating 85% return was used for the data analysis. A research developed questionnaire titled Assessment of Principals’ Use of Management Information System in Planning Process Questionnaire (APUMISPPQ) was used for the data collection. The instruments were validated by three experts, two in the Department of Educational Management and Policy and one in the Department of Educational Foundations, all in the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University. The instruments were subjected to test of internal consistency using Cronbach alpha which yielded overall coefficient of 0.87. The researcher together with six research assistants collected the data for the study using direct administration method. Mean and Standard deviation scores were used to answer the research questions, while t-test was used to test the hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed among others that the extent of principals’ use of management information system in planning process was to a low extent. It was also reported that there is no significant difference in the mean ratings of male and female principals on the extent they use MIS in planning process. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that the Government through the State Ministry of Education should organize seminars and workshop for principals with the aim of equipping them with relevant MIS facilities and educating them on the benefits of using management information system in making research for current/relevant information before engaging on planning process in order to be more effective in planning.

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Published

2022-01-05