School Management Committee and The Implementation of Universal Primary Education in Primary Schools. A Case of Nakaseke Central Constituency, Uganda.
School management committees appeared not to be effective due to several factors that included some school heads refusing to accept SMC as part of the management system for local schools, SMC members’ ignorance about their monitoring roles, among others. Thus, this study was to establish the relationship between School Management Committee and the implementation of UPE in primary schools Nakaseke Central Constituency, Uganda. Using qualitative and quantitative approach, data was collected from a sample of thirty six participants. The findings were that Consultative roles were the most executed as compared to supervisory/monitoring roles and administrative/ management roles. Also findings showed that the level of UPE implementation is low as measure from the administrative, government and parents’ response rates although the implementation rate of UPE is still demanding as the turn up rate is less than 50%. Significantly, the study concludes that there is a relationship between the roles of SMCs and implementation of UPE in schools in Nakaseke Central Constituency because a positive linear correlation was observed at r= +0.693’. On confirmatory level, this was a high positive significance level. Regression analysis concludes that the roles of SMCs significantly predict UPE implementation, F (1, 31 = 1.546, B = 2.486, t = 4.768, P<0.000). Hence H0 was rejected because the p-value was smaller than the significance level and alternative hypothesis was supported and confirmed that there is a significant relationship between the roles of SMCs and UPE implementation in schools. In conclusion, the study recommends that facilitation and adequate funding should be extended to schools for effective UPE implementation. This is because SMCs luck enough funds even if they want to work. It is therefore important to invest in resource mobilization.
Isingoma, Tomson (2023). School Management Committee and The Implementation of Universal Primary Education in Primary Schools. A Case of Nakaseke Central Constituency, Uganda. Kabale: kabale University.