Relationship Between Principals And Teachers’ Perceptions Of Principals’ Performance Of Staff Development And Students Personnel In Secondary Schools, Delta Central Senatorial District, Nigeria
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 4 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-4-April-2007
The success of any organisation solely depends upon the quality and efficiency of its staff personnel ,
who perform the functions necessary for the fulfilment of stated goals and objectives. These
assumptions is as applicable to the school system as it is to any organisation involving human efforts.
The extent to which the quality of education succeeds will depend strictly upon the quality of the
personnel engaged in the educational process, and upon the effectiveness with which they carry out
individual and group responsibilities. (Nakpodia, 2006)
In the secondary school system in Nigeria, teaching learning process requires a lot of human resource
inputs both on the part of the government and the students. Basically, human and material resources
are needed, in good number and quality for successful school work. The human resources include the
principal, teachers, school bursars, clerks, typists, cleaners, messengers, cooks, laboratory and library
attendants, security men and a host of others (Whawo, 1993) . The teaching experience, dedication
and qualification of the principals and teachers are of much importance since they can significantly
influence the academic achievement s of students in the schools.
However, most of these human resources are deficient especially the skilled personnel due to lack of
appropriate or no induction course, poor attitude to work, lack of responsibilities and motivation on the
part of the government of the country . Principals are often not involved in the selection and recruitment
of staff to work with. Efforts intensified by individuals to solved these problems have been in vein.
Thus, human resources available in the schools must be properly managed if the goals for which they
were established are to be achieved.