Politics of educational policies implementation for quality secondary school education in Rivers State
Chuu-Uzomah Florence Ogechi, Adelegan Seyi Julian
This study lays emphasis on thematic thrust of the politics of educational policies implementation for quality secondary school education in Rivers State. The study employed the descriptive survey design. The population comprised the two hundred and eleven (211) public junior secondary schools with their principals, and two hundred and ten (210) senior education officers from the Rivers State Ministry of Education and State Post Primary School Board. The stratified random sampling technique was used to obtain a sample of one hundred and sixty-four (164) respondents (84 principals and 80 education officers) representing 40% of the population. Simple percentages were used to analyze the data. The findings include that inconsistency in implementation of policies impact negatively on quality of secondary education, imbalance in prioritizing educational needs have negative impact on quality educational output in secondary education, among others. Based on the findings, the study recommends that involvement of school principals and education officers from the rank of Assistant director should be encouraged in the implementation of policies in Nigerian secondary schools, the government should show some level of consistency in the implementation of policies to promote advancement in quality of education in secondary education and educational policy administrators school minimize the frequency of changing educational policies.