Perceptions of the application of balanced scorecard in the administration of secondary schools in rivers state
Kaegon LES, Youngharry Ibiere
The study examined the perceptions of the application of balanced scorecard in the administration of secondary schools in Rivers State. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The study was hinged on The General Systems Theory propounded by Ludwig von Bertalanffy in 1950. The research design is descriptive survey. The population of the study was 1,657 of public and private secondary school teachers in Rivers State. Using Taro Yamane’s formular, the sample size drawn was 322 teachers. Data were collected using a self-structured questionnaire titled: Perceptions of the Application of Balanced Scorecard in the Administration of Secondary Schools Questionnaire (PABSASSQ). Three experts from the Departments of Educational Management and Measurement and Evaluation validated the instrument. The reliability index was obtained using Cronbach’s alpha. Data was analysed using the mean score and standard deviation to answer the research questions while the z-test analysis was used to answer the research hypotheses. Some findings of the study were that the perceptions of the application of balanced scorecard enhances the increase of income over expenditures and that the application of balanced scorecard identifies an improvement of students’ performance in secondary schools when teachers check the notebooks/assignments and engage students in field trips. Based on the findings, recommendations were made thus: The public and private school administrators can design and apply the balanced scorecard to enhance the increase of income over expenditures by providing performance enhancement tools for effective administration; and also, to ensure students academic performance, school administrators and teachers in both public and private secondary schools should design and apply balanced scorecard for effective monitoring and evaluation of students for them to acquire basic skills and trainings to empower them achieve organizational goals and to identify areas within the school that needs to be improved upon.
Kaegon LES, Youngharry Ibiere. Perceptions of the application of balanced scorecard in the administration of secondary schools in rivers state. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 13-18