International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Funding as a Determinant of Secondary Education Effectiveness in Cross River State, Nigeria from 2006-2016
Akeke, Mercy N. G.Ph.D

This study investigated funding as a determinant of secondary education effectiveness in Cross River State, Nigeria from 2006-2016. To achieve the study, three research questions were raised and two hypotheses formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was adopted. The population is 246 Secondary Schools in the study area. However,principals were used to answer the research questions and questionnaires. Census sampling technique was used since the population was manageable. The instrument used for this study was a questionnaire titled “Secondary education funding effectiveness appraisal inventory” (SEFEAI)and checklists known as “Qualitative output trend” (QOT) were used to elicit information from the respondents. The questionnaire was validated by two experts in Measurement and Evaluation as well as Educational Administration and Planning. The reliability value ranging between 0.70 and 0.95 was established using Cronbach alpha method. The statistical tool used for data analysis was two way analysis of variance and descriptive statistics. The result of the analysis showed that funding of secondary education through parent teachers association and community contribution significantly influence Secondary Education effectiveness in Cross River State. It was recommended among others that communities should give maximum financial support to secondary education because investment in education is building the future economy of the nation as well as ensuring better output.

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