INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT
17 Pages |
Chapter 1-7 |
Education is generally regarded in Kwara State as her major industry hence the need for its constant re-examination. The paper examined the present condition of education in the State and noted that its dwindling quality as depicted by poor pupil achievements in basic skills and public examinations is inimical to her progress and development. It attributed the situation to several factors such as over-centralization, poor investment by all stakeholders, more especially the lack of appropriate management policies by Government that could engender and inspire to healthy competition for better performance among schools etc. there is therefore a need, it was suggested, for a re-engineering of educational management in the State to bring about stronger accountability and motivation among school leadership, teachers. The state government should adopt strategic planning with statements of vision and mission backed by policies on acceptable standard in reading and computational skills, standardized tests among others.