The impact of public- relations and supervisory duties of school heads on the implementation of universal basic education in south-west, Nigeria. (Published)
The study examined the impact of public-relations and supervisory duties of the school heads on the implementation of Universal Basic Education in South-West, Nigeria. The descriptive research of the survey design was employed. Two sets of validated instruments, “School Heads’ Public-Relations and Supervisory Duties Questionnaire” and “Implementation of Universal Basic Education Questionnaire”, were used to collect data from a sample of 1,367. Proportionate random sampling technique was used to select 643 teachers from primary schools and 514 teachers from Junior Secondary Schools as well as 120 school heads from primary schools and 90 school heads from Junior Secondary Schools. The reliability co-efficient obtained for SHPRASDQ and IUBEQ through test-re-test method were 0.76 and 0.81, respectively. Pearson Product Moment correlation analysis was used to analyse the data. The two null hypotheses formulated were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that there was significant relationship between public-relations duties of the school heads and the implementation of the Universal Basic Education on one hand, and between supervisory duties of the school heads and the implementation of Universal Basic Education, on the other hand. It was recommended that the school heads should not relent on their efforts at improving upon the level of public-relations and supervisory duties. The government should also continue to lay emphasis on the public-relations and the supervisory duties of the school heads since they were significantly related to the implementation of the Universal Basic Education.