Accountability ought to exist in all sectors of the government. In education sector, accountability is emphasized for the success of all the projects at hand.
In education sector, emphasis on accountability has gone beyond the internal domains. The core purpose of accountability in education sector is responding to the important contracts between the teachers sector and the sponsors of the same. Those are sponsoring the education system are the taxpayers, the policy makers and the government at large. They have to act as a watchdog to ensure that all is flowing on well, and the quality of education is not compromised, but there is a continuous improvement. Accountability begins with the first level managers, and then flows down to the subordinates. It is something that should emerge intrinsically rather than through coercion.
Every person in the education sector has to be accountable in the role he or she plays. Teachers are held accountable for the teaching programs and curriculum coverage. Schools should meet the educational needs of the students. Accountability does ensure that all the funds allocated to any department are used effectively and efficiently. The degree of personal gain, nepotism and corruption is reduced considerably as one performs any role with a rationale.
Essentially, high levels of accountability in any educational institution will lead to elated stretch of workforce capability. The educational team will deliver their duties better than before. It simply acts as a motivational factor. Every working party have full understanding of what is required of them, and them work towards achieving the objectives for the overall success of the educational institution. Most significantly, such motivation leads to an overall increase in the performance (Figlio & Loeb, 2011).