ASSESSMENT OF GOVERNMENT-MISSION PARTNERSHIP IN INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN RETURNED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE
Keywords:Assessment, Government-Mission, Partnership, Infrastructure, Development, Returned Schools
This study accessed government-mission partnership in infrastructural development in the returned secondary schools in Anambra State. One research question guided the study and one null hypothesis were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised 254 respondents made up of 143 Joint Management Committee members, 37 School managers, 37 Principals and 37 Vice Principals Administration in 37 returned secondary schools in the 13 Dioceses (Anglican and Roman Catholic Missions) in Anambra state. Stratified proportional sampling technique was used to sample 104 respondents from 26 returned secondary schools. The major instrument for data collection was the researcher-developed questionnaire adapted to the research question and study hypothesis. The instrument was validated by three experts who are lecturers in the Faculty of Education at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. The reliability of the instrument was ascertained using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (r) and it yielded reliability co-efficient of r = 0.78. The researchers also used observation check list and pictures in data collection. The researchers with five research assistants visited the schools and administered the questionnaire. Out of 104 respondents from 26 returned secondary schools sampled, 100 respondents from 25 schools responded recording 96.2% return rate. Data analysis was done using mean for research question and t-test to test the hypothesis. The findings of this study revealed that within the last ten years, government constructed new buildings, renovated old buildings, equipped laboratories, libraries, provided school buses and other teaching materials, promptly; Mission provided and maintained recreational activities, built chapels, modern gates and fencing of the returned secondary schools. It was observed that most of the schools had good landscaping and beautification. It was recommended among others that government-mission partnership should be encouraged and extended to other sectors.
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