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April 2018 Vol.6 No.4

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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 6(4) pp. 061-071, April, 2018

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Original Research Article

Problems of Administrations of Public Schools in Sharurah Province (KSA) and Requirements for Solution


Dr. Mohammed Qasim Al Magableh1 and Dr. Hadi Al-Ajami2*


1Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Sharurah), Najran University, Saudi Arabia
2Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Sharurah), Najran University, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: mh1@live.com

Accepted April 21, 2018




The study aims to identify the problems encountered by school administrations with regard to teachers, parents, policies of the Ministry of Education (MoE Department in Sharurah), curricula and textbooks, and school facilities and supplies. It highlights the differences in viewpoints– if any –of the members of the study community toward such problems on basis of specific variables, i.e. gender, educational qualification, administrative experience, and school stage (primary, intermediate, and secondary). The study sample consists of 37 public school principals, including19 males and 18females, randomly selected from the study population in Sharurah during the school year 1438-1439 AH. For this purpose, a questionnaire was developed, consisting of 47 items distributed on six domains. The reliability and validity of questionnaire items were attested and demonstrated. Data analysis was conducted using mean averages, standard deviation, and R2 test. Based on the values of averages and standard deviations obtained in the study, the main problems facing school principals in the school year 1438-1439 AH are – in a descending order – were related to parents, school facilities and supplies, teachers, students, DoE Department, and curricula and textbooks. It is observed that there are no statistically significant differences in the domains of problems and study instrument in general that can be attributed to gender. But the study has come out with interesting findings related to context, i.e. most of the teachers are from outside Sharurah province; there is an urgent need to hold training programs for school teachers in the province; most teachers lack the sense of professional stability and are trying to get transferred; and there is a need to hold training courses for principals of public education schools in Sharuarh. In light of the findings of the study, it is recommended to provide teachers with motivation, incentives and adequate support to encourage them to stay in the region and have a sense of stability. Students should also be engaged through awareness programs and activities to promote their interest in education. Finally, public school principals should be involved in trainings to ensure their skill enhancement and career advancement.

Keywords: Problems, School administration, Principal, Sharurah












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