THE INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES ON PERFORMANCE OF GOVERNMENT- AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN NEBBI MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, NEBBI DISTRICT OF UGANDA
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The study sought to establish the influence of SMC on the pupils’ performance in Nebbi Municipal Council government aided primary schools. The objectives of this study were: to establish the influence of administrative role of School Management Committee (SMC) on performance of pupils in Nebbi Municipal Council Schools; to establish the influence of school management committee Supervisory role on performance of pupils in Nebbi Municipal council Primary Schools; and to find out the influence of school management committee Consultative role on performance of pupils in Nebbi Municipal Council Primary Schools.The study population consisted of 420 participants. A sample size of 201 was selected from the population using Krejice & Morgon (1970) table. The methodology employed in this study was a cross sectional design applying both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Data was collected from upper primary school teachers, learners, head teachers and school management committee members using selfadministered questionnaires, and interview guides. Qualitative data was analyzed using content analysis and quantitative data was analyzed using SPSS. Descriptive statistics, spearman correlation, coefficient of determination and chi square were used in data analysis. The study findings revealed that there is a positive influence in the administrative of roles school management committee on pupils’ performance, the supervisory role of school management committee influences performance of pupils and the school management committee consultative roles influence pupils performance in Nebbi Municipal council. The study recommended that standardized performance measures need to be put in place to harmonize the criteria by which performance of schools is measured, schools should now take more responsibility for financial matters and be more accountable to the community. There is need to empower the SMCs to independently take steps which will improve the academic performance. There is need to recruit qualified financial analysts by the government, consultation of stakeholders should be standardized and there is need for proper training for the SMC/PTA members; they lack knowledge and skills due to lack of capacity building and leadership training.