Exploring Perceptions of Parents on Head Teachers’ Financial Management Skills in Public Primary Schools in Tanzania

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Journal of Education and Practice
ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online)
Vol 3, No 13, 2012

www.iiste.org

Exploring Perceptions of Parents on Head Teachers’ Financial
Management Skills in Public Primary Schools in Tanzania
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Juma Saidi Mwinjuma1* Roselan Bin Baki2
Assistant Lecturer University of Dodoma, Faculty of Education, Department of
Educational Management and Policy Studies, Currently Pursuing PhD in Educational Administration,
University Putra Malaysia
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Educational studies, University Putra Malaysia
*E-mail of the corresponding author: saijumwi@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the observations of parents on head teachers’ financial management skills in public
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The contributing factor might therefore be ineffective management of school finance.
Direct financial support to primary schools is a new observable fact in Tanzanian context. Little has been done as regards to how financial records are kept at school level, specifically capitation grants and the mechanisms through which the funds are used. Reviews from government reports indicate that in some schools, the funds were not fully utilized to serve the purpose in relation to centrally determined plans to attain the intended goals
(REPOA and URT, 2004; URT, 2003). This issue is significant because there is relationship between the way

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Journal of Education and Practice
ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online)
Vol 3, No 13, 2012

www.iiste.org

financial records are kept and appropriate procurement of educational resources. Sample of studies on primary school financing studies such as Financial Decentralization (Komba, 2003; Dachi, 1994), Management of
Education Institutions (Ndabise, 1992) and other studies on primary schools in Tanzania have not explored stakeholders’ perspectives on the manner head teachers manage school finances in public primary schools. This paper attempted to investigate

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