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Title:Professional development of principals: a path to effective secondary school administration in Nigeria
Author:Ibara, Emmanuel C.
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Geographic terms:Nigeria
South Africa
Subjects:educational management
secondary education
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2014.935011
Abstract:The article examines the professional development of secondary school principals in Nigeria. Drawing from literature on professional development and appointment of school principals in other countries, the article canvasses the position that secondary schools in Nigeria should be administered by skilled personnel who have the appropriate training and competencies for school management and leadership. It advocates systematic professional development programmes for prospective and practicing school principals, and concludes that professional development of principals is a means to maintain and enhance the effectiveness of secondary school administration in Nigeria. The article also discusses the professional development of school principals in South Africa. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]