Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.5, No.3, Sep. 2019, Pub. Date: May 31, 2019
Teachers’ Perception and Management of Capitation Grant in Public Basic Schools in Ghana
Pages: 171-183 Views: 77 Downloads: 39
Authors
[01] Isaac Kweku Quainoo, Department of Social Studies, Akraman Catholic Basic School, Anomabo, Ghana.
[02] Juliana Dontoh, Department of Education, Accra College of Education, Accra, Ghana.
[03] Sylvanus Kofie, Department of Arts and Social Science, Fosu College of Education, Assin Fosu, Ghana.
[04] Emmanuel Brew, Department of Arts and Social Science, Enchi College of Education, Enchi, Ghana.
[05] Patrick Kwarteng, Department of Art and Social Sciences, Wiawso College of Education, Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana.
[06] Anthony Bordoh, Department of Arts and Social Science, Enchi College of Education, Enchi, Ghana.
Abstract
Sound financial administration results in the effective and efficient utilization of resources which enhances the chances of achieving the goals of the educational enterprise. The introduction of the capitation grant in the public basic schools was to help the schools to effectively use their financial resources to plan and carry out school quality improvement activities. The planning and utilization of the grant should be participatory and transparent. The purpose of the study was to ascertain teacher perception of the management of the capitation grant in the public basic schools in Anomabo circuit of Mfantseman municipality. The sample comprised 11 headteachers and 94 teachers. Two sets of questionnaires were used to collect data for the study. Frequencies and percentages were used for the analysis. The study found among other things that, teachers are involved in the planning and management of capitation grant in the circuit. Most of the headteachers do not discuss the auditor’s reports and queries with their staff. Notwithstanding, teachers have positive perceptions of the management of capitation grant in the circuit. Recommendations emanating from the study are that headteachers should discuss the auditor’s report with their staff, there should be regular monitoring and evaluation of the planning and management of the grant in the public basic schools and the educational directorate should organise regular in-service training on the planning and utilization of capitation grant for both the headteachers and teachers.
Keywords
Teachers, Perception, Management, Capitation, Grant, Public, Ghana
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