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ERIC Number: EJ907590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
An Assessment of the Training Needs of Newly Appointed Principals of Junior South-South and South-West Regions of Nigeria
Arikewuyo, M. Olalekan
Research in Education, v82 n1 p100-102 Nov 2009
It has been asserted that it may not be enough to just recruit qualified personnel into any system, it is also necessary to ensure that staff so recruited are given the necessary training. Training is widely accepted as fundamental to the improvement of not only the individual staff, but also to the improvement of organizational performance, and indeed is a core task of the management of any organisation. Observations have shown that many countries, including Nigeria, promote people to principalship on the strength of their subject expertise and little or no administrative skills. According to Cheung (2000), few were exposed to modern management or leadership skills. As the world enters another millennium, principals are now faced with a spectre of vastly increased accountability. Consequently, principals are now expected to be inspirational and innovative leaders as well as conscientious managers, as they are now being called upon to have farsighted vision and to share this with a wide range of school stakeholders. Studies on the training needs of principals are still at a low ebb in Nigeria. It is in this respect that this study investigated the training needs of secondary school principals in two geo-political zones of the country. The findings confirm that teaching experience should not constitute the only yardstick for appointing people into administrative positions within the school system, particularly as principals of secondary schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria