Sumerianz Journal of Social Science

Online ISSN: 2616-8693
Print ISSN: 2617-1716


Volume 3 Issue 9 (2020)

Perception of Principals on Challenges of School-Based Management Committee in Public Secondary Schools in Central Senatorial District of Ondo State, Nigeria

Authors : Ige |Akindele Matthew
In Nigeria, Federal Government introduced the School-Based Management Committee Policy in 2006, which mandates each school to constitute the committee for effective governance and to bring the management of school closer to the community where it is located. After over a decade of implementation of the policy, this study examined the challenges of SBMC, as perceived by the principal of Public Secondary Schools in the Central Senatorial District of Ondo State. 1 question was raised and 1 hypothesis formulated, while the descriptive-survey design was adopted. All the 107 Public Secondary Schools in Central Senatorial District of the State constituted the main population while principal of the 107 schools was targeted. Data were gathered using a self-structured questionnaire, validated and tested for reliability using a test-rest approach (r= 0.80). Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), frequency counts, and percentage while hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics. Findings revealed among others, inadequate finance, non-cooperation of school principals/members of SBMC; lack of/inappropriate knowledge of school activities; lack of motivation of members; as challenges facing SBMC in schools; and that level of experience has no significant influence on the perception of principals on challenges of SBMC. Also, there was no significant difference in the perception of male and female principals on the challenges of SBMC. Based on these, adequate finance of SBMC, the commitment of members to their work, the motivation of members of SBMC, advocacy/sensitization of members of the public on SBMC, among others, are recommended, to enhance the effectiveness of SBMC and achieve the desired objectives.

Pages: 122-129

Attitudes and Factors Associated With Occurrence of Gender-Based Violence in Rural and Urban Households in Ibadan

Authors : Adegbite Motunrade Betty
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is the resultant of gender-related power inequalities at both public and private spheres. GBV occurrence in rural and urban areas of Ibadan is the focus of this study. The study evaluated the attitude and factors associated with GBV occurrence among rural and urban households in Ibadan, Nigeria. Data were collected from 200 respondents in Ibadan using interview schedule and structured questionnaire. Descriptive (frequency counts and percentages) and inferential statistics (PPMC and Regression analysis) were used to analyse the data collected. Many of the respondents (53.3%) had a favourable attitude against GBV. Household size (β = 0.204), attitude against GBV (β = -0.394), family influence (β = 0.287), superiority complex (β = 0.633) and substance abuse (β = 0.347) were factors associated with the rate of GBV occurrence. Despite the favourable attitude of people against GBV, the menace is still prevalent in the society. The general public needs enlightenment on the jeopardy associated with GBV. It is therefore recommended that suitable strategies like social media advocacy and entertainment education be put in place to enlighten the populace on the magnitudes of GBV occurrence so as to abate it among inhabitants.

Pages: 115-121