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ERIC Number: EJ808633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-8234
Centralization and Decentralization of Schools' Physical Facilities Management in Nigeria
Ikoya, Peter O.
Journal of Educational Administration, v46 n5 p630-649 2008
Purpose: This research aims to examine the difference in the availability, adequacy and functionality of physical facilities in centralized and decentralized schools districts, with a view to making appropriate recommendations to stakeholders on the reform programmes in the Nigerian education sector. Design/methodology/approach: Principals, teachers, members of the board of education including parents and community leaders were surveyed from centralized and decentralized school districts on availability, adequacy, and functionality of schools facilities. Findings: Emerging data revealed that decentralization enhances the availability, adequacy and functionality of schools physical facilities. Research limitations/implications: The implication of the findings is that decentralization is a more efficient method of managing schools' infrastructure because it promotes accountability and reduces official corruption in schools administration. Originality/value: Findings from this research provide practical solutions to the problem of physical facilities inadequacy in the Nigerian school system. (Contains 2 tables.)
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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