Exploring the Role of Principals in Developing Conducive Schools Environment for Learning
A conducive environment is a vital factor affecting the quality of the teaching-learning process of Government schools. This descriptive study aims to find out the existing role and plans of the schools to make their environment more conducive. 100 public secondary school heads were randomly selected as a sample of the research. Data were collected by questionnaires from the respondents. Chi-Square test was applied to determine the existing roles of school heads who supported environment improvement. The study revealed that school heads were in majority supported to make school climate. The data identified that the principals were trying their level best to keep constant observations of the classes and monitoring the academic activities regularly which results in making instructions effective, motivating staff, regular planning, improving the academic role, and developing strong communications with parents and community. They were also trying about teacher’s motivation, professional development, and teamwork. It was recommended that for the effective role of principals strong planning to monitor teaching and improve managerial practices.