Principals’ Administrative Behaviour in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Challenges and Remedies

  • Yusuf Suleiman
  • Mustapha Adam Ishola University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Adetunji Lukman Al-Hikmah University, Nigeria
Keywords: Principal, administrative behavior, secondary school, Nigeria


Abstract Views: 178

The principal administrative behavior serves as a motivator whose
effectiveness in school business requires focus and commitment.
Actualizing the organization goal often poses severe challenge to
administrators. This paper is therefore designed to examine the various
challenges facing principals’ administrative behavior in Nigerian secondary
schools. The paper focuses on concept of principal administrative behavior,
school principals’ tasks in the realization of educational aims, factors
hindering principals’ administrative behavior in school administration,
relevance of principals’ administrative behavior in school administration.
Based on this, it was recommended that conferences, seminars and
workshops and other staff development programs should be sponsored by
the government to serve as motivational strategies for secondary school
principals. Also, persistent change in educational policies should be guided
against by the government to ensure consistency in educational system.
Government should endeavor to provide to schools the educational
resources which will improve principals’ administrative behavior
effectively and efficiently.


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