This study investigated the role of school committees in ensuring quality of primary
education in Tanzania. Three objectives guided the study: Exploring school
committees‟ members‟ awareness on their administrative roles, examining the
strategies used by school committees in ensuring quality primary education, and
identifying the constraints facing the school committees‟ members in ensuring
quality primary education.
The study employed qualitative approach and multiple case studies design. The
study also involved a sample of 25 participants from three schools. The participants
were selected through purposive, and snowball sampling techniques. Data were
collected through semi structure interview, focus group discussion and documentary
review. Data gathered in this study were analysed by using Content qualitative
analysis as per Huberman and Miles stages.
The findings revealed that most of the members of the committees were aware of
their roles as attested through managing school properties, improving academic
performance, planning school budget and maintaining teachers and students‟
discipline. The study further disclosed that some head teachers had a little
understanding of their roles as members of the school committees.
The study further found that, the strategies used by school committees in ensuring
the quality of primary education were: Building good relationship with the
surrounding community, making follow-up on financial issues and through
seminars. The constraints facing school committees were: shortage of teachers,
financial challenges and gender sensitivity .The study concluded that, in the recent
years, the members of the school committees were aware of their roles such as
planning, monitoring and maintaining school budget. Among others, the study
recommended that, seminars and fresher course should be offered regularly to help
improve the performance of the school committees.
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