Quality Assurance Indicators and Secondary School Effectiveness in Cross River State Nigeria

Abstract

This study assessed quality assurance indicators and secondary school effectiveness in Cross River State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study investigated the relationship between the quality of school supervision, quality of school leadership behavior and school climate on secondary school effectiveness. One null hypothesis was formulated to direct the study. The study adopted an ex-post-facto research design. Census technique was adopted by the researcher in selecting the entire population of 693 secondary school administrators in Cross River State. The instruments used for data collection was a questionnaire titled: “School Quality Assurance Indicators and Secondary School Effectiveness Questionnaire (SQAISSEQ)”. The instrument was validated by experts while the reliability of the instrument was established through the Cronbach Alpha method. The null hypothesis was tested at .05 level of significance using Multiple Regression analysis with the aid of IBM SPSS. The results of the analysis revealed that; quality of school supervision, quality of school leadership behavior and school climate have a significant influence on secondary school effectiveness jointly and respectively in Cross River State. It was concluded generally that; quality assurance indicators when combined, do predict the secondary school effectiveness in Cross River State. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended among other things that: secondary school principals should ensure that they promote good interpersonal relationship with both staff and students in the school through active involvement in decision making, motivation, and effective communication.

Keywords: Quality; Quality Assurance; Indicators; Secondary School; Effectiveness; School Effectiveness.


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