Edwin Chukwuaguzie Elujekwute (PhD), Rev. Fr. Francis Okigbo, Loretta Akuezunkpa Elujekwute


The enormous influence that funding has on management of post primary schools can never be over stressed as it determines the rate at which secondary school develop. This study investigated Influence of Funding on the Management of secondary schools in South-East States of Nigeria. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The review of related literature was done under conceptual frameworks which identified the influence of funding on human resource management, provision of instructional materials and provision of school facilities in secondary schools in South-East States of Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised 9,400 (nine thousands four hundred) teachers from 220 grant-aided secondary schools in South-East States of Nigeria. A sample of 296 (two hundred and ninety six) teachers from twenty-five chosen secondary schools was used for the study. A 15-item structured questionnaire by the researchers tilted “Influence of Funding and Management of Secondary Schools Questionnaire (IFMSSQ)’’ was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics of Mean and Standard Deviations were used to answer the research questions while the Chi-square (χ2) statistical tool was used to test the influence of funding on the management of human resource, on the provision of instructional materials and provision of schools’ facilities, in secondary schools in South-East States of Nigeria. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended amongst others that the educational administrators should provide adequate funds for the management of human resource such as prompt and regular payment of teachers’ salaries and allowances among others. Government should provide adequate funds for the procurement of instructional material to enhance effective and efficient teaching and learning process in secondary schools. Educational administrators should endeavor to make sufficient funds available for provision of adequate physical school facilities since their non availability or inadequacy, lower, employees’ job performance and job satisfaction; hence productivity of teachers is also determined by the availability of adequate school facilities. Conclusion were made and implication of the findings drawn.


Influence, Funding, Management, Human Resource, Instructional Materials, School Facilities.

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