Management of school resources and the academic performance of secondary school students in Mukono District.
Bulima, Noah Wilberforce
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This study set out to establish the school resource management and academic performance in secondary schools in Mukono district. The study was guided by the objectives of examining the effect of planning on academic performance in secondary schools; establishing the effect of budgeting on academic performance in secondary schools; and, examining the resource management problems in secondary schools in Mukono district. The study was carried out in a few selected schools in Mukono district in the sub counties of Ntenjeru, Nakifuma and Mukono Town Council. The study adopted the quantitative as well as qualitative research techniques. Self-administered questionnaires and interview guide were used to gather information. Data was analyzed using SPSS computer program where the data analysis method of frequency tabulation was applied. The findings showed that resources are not planned in a manner to achieve academic performance, as it negates some stakeholders. The study concludes that secondary schools do not have a well-defined internal control to ensure proper collection and spending of the school funds. The study recommends that the planning process of secondary schools should be improved through better cooperation between stakeholders and school administration by establishing a formal planning process that enables every stakeholder to make contribution. The study also calls for budgeting in secondary schools to be adequately undertaken so that all school resources are properly identified and budgeted for in order to enhance academic performance.