CHALLENGES TO SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ LEADERSHIP IN NORTHERN REGION OF NIGERIA

Abstract:

The authors of this article promise of establishing a constructive conversation with the secondary schools board on issues of principal leadership position. This study investigated challenges to secondary school principals’ leadership in government own secondary schools in the areas of instructional supervision and provision of funds. The sample for the study was 133 principals of government own secondary schools, selected on the basis of 7 principals from each state of the 19 states that constitute northern region of Nigeria. The instrument for data collection was a 20 items questionnaire title: Challenges to Secondary School Principals Leadership Challenges Questionnaires (CSSPLQ). Two research questions were formulated, data collected were converted to mean, standard deviation and used to answer the research questions. It was recommended that, principals of government secondary schools should be re-train through attending conference and seminars for improvement in instructional supervision. The government should provide adequate fund directly to the state schools bank account for principals to execute their school activities effectively.