Financial Resource Capacity Development Strategies and Public Secondary School Growth in Kira Municipality, Wakiso District, Uganda
Keywords:capacity development, financial resource, public secondary schools, school growth, strategy
The study examined the relationship between financial resource capacity development strategies and public secondary school growth in Kira Municipality, Wakiso District, Uganda. It adopted a cross-sectional survey design with a mixed methods largely quantitative approach with a qualitative supplement. The population of head teachers was 03 while that of classroom teachers was 144. The sample size had three head teachers and 130 teachers. Head teachers were selected via census inquiry while teachers were subjected to simple random sampling. The head teachers were subjected to an interview guide while teachers were given a questionnaire. Validity of the instrument was through validation by experts, leading to a CVI of .814, while reliability was via a pre-test and obtained reliability coefficient was .84. Data analysis was done first descriptively in terms of frequencies, percentages and tables; and then through Pearson Product Moment correlation; while qualitative information was reported verbatim in areas that matter. Findings indicate that the correlation between financial capacity development strategies and school growth is positive, significant and strong (r = .637, N = 115, p = 0.000 <0.05). It was concluded that schools have engaged a transformation drive and thus put in a lot of strategies to enable financial capacity development although not all schools have been effective. The future becomes bright when such efforts are engaged. The general recommendation is that financial capacity development should be at the forefront of all school undertakings by having a clearly dedicated budget since it was found to have a strong influence on school growth. Further research is proposed on a purely qualitative study to elicit deep-rooted views and perspectives.
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