Educational management (PDE 5111)
Case Study in a secondary school:
A certain secondary school has always been known for poor performance in their West African Examination Council result over years and this particular year there was 100% failure if every student that took the examination.
The case study above is a serious challenge to the school administrator and the school community as a whole.
Application of two (2) prudential principles, economy and employment of staff in solving the above school problem or case study:
This has to do with the prudent use of educational resources- manpower, money and material as limited as they may be to ensure achievement of institutions goals and objectives. In the case study above, all efforts should be geared towards improving the West African Examination Council result of the school. A good prudent school administrator should make optimum use of staff, money and materials to boost the quality of education in the school. There should be proper preparedness for West African Examination Council for the teachers and the students. There should be provision of the specimens needed for the exams, good laboratory, extra classes etc. Apart from providing these facilities teachers and students should be properly educated for maintenance culture to allow for durability of these facilities.
Employment of Staff:
This principle requires that ‘the right peg should be placed in the right hole’. In solving the case study above, a prudent school administrator must take into consideration the staff qualifications, interest, experiences, aptitudes and personal traits in appointments, allocation of subjects, selection of staff for curricular or co-curricular activities. These will provide quality education for students; enhance professional growth of the teachers and their teaching abilities which will further improve the success rate. The administrator should be able to consider the political and financial constraints in prudential principles of employment of staff.