KJED Volume. 3, Issue 2 (2023)


Adebola Oladiji ALABA (Ph.D.), Yesiru Adebola Adebajo (Ph.D.), Anthonia Ayobami OYELADE (Ph.D.) & Margaret Funke FAREMI (Ph.D.)


Selected management Factors strategic plan strategic planning process secondary schools

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Influence of selected management factors on strategic planning process in secondary schools in Lagos state

Abstract: For quality education delivery, quality assessment and suitable policy environment to achieve the goal of secondary schools’ education, principals should transform their schools through development and appropriate implementation of strategic plans. This study investigated influence of selected management factors on strategic planning process in secondary schools in Education District VI Area of Lagos State. Three research questions and one hypothesis were generated for the study. The study employed descriptive survey design. A sample of one hundred and twenty (120) respondents was used. Instrument tagged “Management factors and strategic planning Questionnaire” (MFSPQ) was used to elicit information from respondents. Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) of 0.81 was obtained as the reliability coefficient. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, standard deviation t-test statistical methods). The findings showed that constraint of financial practices, personnel, inability to establish school implementation team, among others affect implementing their schools’ strategic plans by 59.2%. Analyses revealed that there is a significant difference between urban and rural schools in terms of the problems they encounter in the implementation of strategic plan (t= -.689, df = 118, p<0.05).The study recommended among others that schools’ management and educational stakeholders should carry out a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis and identify strategic issues affecting the schools; All stakeholders such as SBMC, Principals and staff should be trained in the art of preparation, implementation and continuous evaluation of strategic plans. Government should also assist the rural schools with necessary facilities to enhance the procedure for strategic plans.