Analysis of Resources Management in Primary Schools in Delta State, Nigeria
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 7 No. 1 (2006): Vol-7-Issue-1-January-2006
The State Primary Education Board is in charge of the management of primary education, especially
the human resources. The board is in charge of management needs for human resources to be
provided and deployed. She is greatly concerned with the, planning, monitoring and control to facilities
the achievement of the objectives of primary education. The is involved in the process of achieving the
objectives of primary education through efficient use of the resources and the planning, organization,
co- ordination, direction and control of the activities of teaching and non- teaching staff in primary
The quality of education depends to a large extent, on the quality of teachers (Ogbodo 1995), the
quality of education and learning achievements of students depend heavily on the quality, competence,
personality and dedication of teachers. Also a good number of studies have shown that students
achievements has a positive relationship with the quality of teachers. The training which a teacher
receives, have been proved to be important to students academic success. (Idiaghe 2004:92).
The current teachers statistics in primary schools in Delta State, showed 17, 529 teachers to 391, 491
pupils resulting into teacher – pupil ratio 1:22. This is quite adequate, even below approved standard of
1:35 teacher- pupil ratio. (Ministry of Education Report 2007:4).
The board may face the following challenges in the effective management of primary schools.
a. Changing mix of the work force, more female (12,654) than male ( 4875) teachers in schools, more
b. Changing personal values of teachers such as, low moral standard, low motivation, hard economic
situation and so on.