Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science
 

Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, ISSN No. : 2454-1834, Vol.: 9, Issue.: 4

Original Research Article

APPRAISAL OF SECURITYAND SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE

 

DONATUS NWOBODO1* AND UDEBUNU IFEOMA MARIA1

1Educational Foundations, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria.

Abstracts

This study was on appraisal of security and safety management in public secondary schools in Enugu State. Two research questions guided the study. The study employed a descriptive survey design. The study was carried out in public secondary schools in Enugu State.  Two instruments were used for data collection in the study namely, Check list and Questionnaire on Safety and Security Management in Public Secondary Schools. A sample size of 351 respondents was used for the study. This sample was drawn using multi stage sampling technique. Research questions 1 & 2 were answered using frequency and percentage while research question 3 was answered using mean and standard deviation. Results obtained from the study showed that the security devices for improving security in public secondary schools are not generally available, the emergency responses plans for managing safety threats in public secondary schools in Enugu State are not adequately available, the respondents agreed on the adequacy of all the 9 items on security measures that should be adopted in managing school plants.In line with the findings of the study, the educational implications of the findings were highlighted and the recommendations were equally proffered among others that school management should provide clear and appropriate measures for managing safety and security of school plants.This could be achieved through seminars and workshops for school principals and teachers in secondary schools and provision of intervention funds by the government to school management.

Keywords :

Security; safety; school management; secondary school.