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ERIC Number: EJ948019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0979
Challenges and Prospects of Staff Development Programmes in Nigeria's Secondary School System: An Overview
Asaya, Samuel Adetunji
Journal of International Education Research, v7 n1 p119-126 2011
The vices rampant now among students in Nigeria secondary schools, such as acts of indiscipline, stealing, cheating, truancy, rioting, cultism, and raping, together with population explosion, call for special skills on the part of the school administrators to be able to cope with these challenges. Consequently, this paper examines the uniqueness of the principals' position to make or mar the image of the educational system and the need for these principals to be well equipped to meet these challenges in the educational system of the third world, with particular reference to Nigeria. This is so because it is now clear that the pre-service skills acquired by present school administrators, through formal education, may not be adequate to meet with these sustainable challenges. Recommendations on probable improvement of these staff development programmes for effective and efficient performance of these principals on their jobs concluded this paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria