Effectiveness of School-based management Committee for Sustainable Goal-oriented Primary Schools Governance in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria

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Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana


The research was carried out to examine the effectiveness of School Based Management Committee (SBMC) in primary schools governance in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State. Eleven (11) primary schools were chosen randomly in Ilorin Metropolis. Effort was made to ensure that there is the existence of SBMCs in all the primary schools sampled. The schools sampled were owned either by Christian body, Islamic body, community and or the government body. The main instrument used for data collection in the study is a questionnaire. A total of one-hundred and five (105) questionnaire was administered to the members of SBMCs using simple random techniques in each school which include headmaster/headmistress, teachers and parents. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested. The results of the hypotheses showed that: there is a strong positive significant relationship between existence of SBMC and its effectiveness in primary schools in Ilorin metropolis; the ownership has a significant influence on the effectiveness of primary schools and there is significant relationship between problem faced and the effectiveness of SBMC in primary schools in Ilorin Metropolis. Based on the findings, it was recommended that Primary schools’ administrators should look into the problems that are prevalent in their respective schools and lay down policies should be put in place to guide that the affairs of the SBMC.



SBMC, School Community Relationship, Primary School, School Management