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Parents teachers association and secondary school administration in Kwara State, Nigeria
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This research is on Parents teachers association and secondary school administration in Kwara State, Nigeria. Many factors give rise to the formation of Parents Teachers Association (PTA) in Public Secondary Schools in Kwara State. Lacks of school facilities shortage of manpower, as a result of an increase in the population of students and inadequate provision of school materials for students necessitate the formation of Parents Teachers Association. Self-designed questionnaires tagged “Parents Teachers Association in School Administration Questionnaire” (PTASAQ) was used to obtain relevant data. Research questions were analyzed using frequency counts and percentage while the main and operational hypotheses were tested using Pearson product-moment correlation statistics at 0.5 level of significance. The methodology of the work is a descriptive correlation survey type. The population for the study comprises of 21 Public Secondary Schools in Oyun Local Government Area, Kwara State as at the time of the study, out of which ten secondary schools were purposively and proportionally selected as sample schools. Also, a stratified random sampling technique was used to select 10 principals and 40 students making a total number of 50 who responded to the questionnaires. The findings of the study were that: i. Appointments of PTA should be from among people of integrity and competence with a minimum requirement of secondary education.