Administrative Competency Needs of Principals for Effective UBE Administration at JSS Level in North West Geo – Political Zone of Nigeria
The repeated failure of laudable educational programmes introduced in Nigeria could be attributed to poor
administrative skills of school administrators. This study investigated the administrative competency needs of principals for
effective UBE administration at J.S.S level. This was carried out in North West Geo - Political Zone of Nigeria. Administrative
Skills Survey Questionnaire (ASSQ), a thirty (30) item questionnaire on instructional skills, personnel management skills and
financial skills needed by principals for effective UBE administration was used to obtain information through 100 secondary
schools principals which were selected by stratified random sampling. Three research questions and two Hypotheses were
formulated to guide the study. Mean scores of principals’ opinion were used to answer the research questions while the t-test
statistics were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.
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