Influence of Pta on School Adminsitration

11087 Words Jun 2nd, 2013 45 Pages
CHAPTER ONE
1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the Study Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a public or private school. Most public and private schools in Nigeria have a PTA, a Parent Teacher Organization. The goal of all parent-teacher groups is to support their schools, encourage parent involvement, support teachers, and organize family events.
The school organization, administration and management has become sophisticated and complex to the extent that governments alone cannot handle, problems ranging from students unrest, poor attendance to schools and drop out especially among female students could be solved
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1.3 Purpose of the Study
The aim of the study was to investigate the extent to which the roles of parent-teacher association in the management and development of primary education in Gwagwalada Area Council with a view of suggesting ways to improve to allow general effectiveness and efficiency of the educational system. The specific purposes for this study include:
1. To observe the roles performed by Parent-Teacher Associations in the management of primary schools in Gwagwalada Area Council.
2. To identify the contributions of Parent-Teacher Association to the smooth running of primary schools in Gwagwalada Area Council.
3. To study the reactions of parents towards parent-teacher association with regard to the activities of the association in relation to the management of primary schools in Gwagwalada Area Council.
4. To study the impact of PTA on the development of Primary Schools in Gwagwalada Area Council.

1.4 Research Questions
The research attempts to answer the following research questions:
1. What roles does Parent-Teacher Associations perform in the management of primary schools in Gwagwalada Area Council?
2. What contributions does Parent-Teacher Association make to the smooth running of primary schools in Gwagwalada Area Council?
3. What are the reactions of parents towards parent-teacher association with regard to the activities of the association in relation to the management of primary schools in Gwagwalada Area
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