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dc.contributor.authorMudenda, Muzyamba
dc.contributor.authorChangala, Moses
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-19T07:17:44Z
dc.date.available2019-08-19T07:17:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.identifier.citationMuzyamba, M & Changala, M. (2019). Challenges Faced by School Management in the Procurement of Teaching and Learning Materials and their Perceived Effect on Pupils’ Academic Performance in Selected Secondary Schools in Chipata District, Zambia. Journal of African Interdisciplinary Studies. 3(8), 18 – 25.en
dc.identifier.issn2523-6725
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/6043
dc.descriptionPeer reviewed journal articleen
dc.description.abstractThis study sought to explore challenges faced by school management in the procurement of teaching and learning materials and their perceived effect on pupils’ academic performance in selected secondary schools in Chipata district. Chipata was chosen as a study area because it has the highest concentration of secondary schools, being the provincial headquarters of Eastern province. The objectives of the study were to establish strategies employed by school management in the procurement of teaching and learning materials, identify challenges faced by school management in the procurement of teaching and learning materials, and determine perceived effects of procurement challenges on pupils’ academic performance. The study employed a descriptive research design. A sample of 44 respondents comprising 8 head teachers 8 deputy head teachers and 28 heads of department was purposively selected. Data was collected using interview guides. It was analysed qualitatively by content analysis and results presented in key concepts and narrations. Verbatims which were found significant to the findings were also included. The study revealed that strategies employed by school management in the procurement of teaching and learning materials included facilitating the planning and budgeting processes, approving budgets, allocating material and financial resources, sourcing for funds and monitoring the purchase of materials. The study also revealed that challenges faced by school management in the procurement of teaching and learning materials were erratic and inadequate funding by government, stringent conditions attached to grants from government which relegated purchase of teaching and learning materials, pupils’ failure to pay school fees in full and absence of full-time and trained procurement officers. The study also indicated that the perceived effect of procurement challenges on pupils’ academic performance included poor results in some subjects and pupils’ negative attitude towards certain subjects. The study recommended that the government should increase the grants allocated to schools and consistently disburse them; pupils should be compelled to pay school fees in full before they start learning; and the Ministry of General Education should employ full-time and trained procurement officers in order to improve the procurement process.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCentre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED)en
dc.subjectChallenges, school management, procurement, teaching and learning, pupils’ performanceen
dc.titleChallenges Faced by School Management in the Procurement of Teaching and Learning Materials and their Perceived Effect on Pupils’ Academic Performance in Selected Secondary Schools in Chipata District, Zambia.en
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