There are various types of corruptions in schools and steps need to be taken in order to overcome them. This easy will look at various scenarios that can be classified as corruption in the management in schools. It will also discuss the steps that need to be undertaken to overcome corruption and their effectiveness.
Public education is education mandate for the children of the general public by the government, whether national, regional or local provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by taxes. These public schools are prone to mismanagement and corruption just like any other government institution.
Government may make a public policy decision that it wants to have some financial resources distributed in support of, and it may want to have some control over, the provision of education, which is not public education. Grants-in-aid of private schools, and voucher systems all provide examples of publicly funded education, which is not public education. ...
Schools Board of Governor
The Board of Governor who gets appointed to the board of governor abuses their powers. For example where the board of governors appoints a principal where they uses him to further their interests. The board of governor dictates the principal on how to run the school and even when it come to procurements in the school, the board dictates where it is to be done. The school boards most often are put together for the sake of formality.
Lack of school autonomy, I strongly feel that it is ambiguity that result from the lack of clear policy of governance that brings the potential for mismanagement in education sector. I also feel that the decentralization project that has been implemented is not having the intended outcome and therefore needed to be reconsidered and revised. There is also a concern that the school board structure itself is not well understood thereby impending the potential credibility and authority of these bodies.
In order to overcome this problem where the school board are said to be mismanaging the school through corruption, then the following steps should be taken;
Raising public awareness by encouraging the public, the parents, and the community to participate and take ownership of the school by being involved in the administrative affairs of the local schools.
Increasing parental involvement in school affairs to ensure participation.
Finding mechanism to make the work of school boards public and also encourage internal evaluation to enhance both visibility and accountability.
Having school boards that would are connected directly to municipalities, to scrap the one school board system and opting for regional boards instead this would group a number of schools in a particular region or