School-Community Partnership and Quality Education Delivery Among Public Senior Secondary Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria
Keywords:School, community, partnership and quality education
This paper examined the school-community partnership and quality education delivery among public senior secondary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. Lack of mutual relationship between school authorities and community leaders mostly hindered effective and efficient running of secondary schools’ system in Nigeria. The study adopted correlational design The population of the study comprised all 322 public secondary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. The sample size of 600 principals, student and parents purposively selected through purposive sampling technique. Two research questions were raised, and two null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Two instruments namely: School-Community Partnership Questionnaire (SCPQ) and Quality Education Delivery Questionnaire (QEDQ) were used to collect data and analysis was carried out using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient through Statistical package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23.0. The test-retest method was used to measured reliability coefficient level of 0.82. The analysis showed that a significant relationship existed between principals’ leadership behaviour and quality education delivery in Lagos State Senior Secondary Schools, Nigeria (r=0.516; N=600; p<0.05), and that a significant relationship existed between school-community partnership practices and quality education delivery in Lagos State Senior Secondary Schools, Nigeria (r =0.526; N=600; p<0.05). Sequel to the findings, it was recommended among other that school authorities and community leaders should work together toward delivery of quality education in Lagos State public senior secondary schools.
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