Mrs. Umemetu MOMOH (Ph.D)1 , & Mrs. Chioma Ebrasin AJARI (M.Phil)2

Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education,
University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria



The study investigated sanitary facilities maintenance and headteachers’ effectiveness in
public primary schools in Edo South Senatorial district. Two research questions and one
hypothesis were raised for the study. This study is a descriptive survey that adopted the
correlational research design. The target population of the study was comprised of 564
Headteachers in 564 public primary schools in Edo South Senatorial District. The sample
size of the study was 56 Headteachers representing 10% of the population. Three
teachers per school were purposively selected to rate the Headteachers’ effectiveness,
making a total of 168 teachers. A checklist and questionnaire were used to collect data
for the study. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as
frequencies, percentages, mean and standard deviation. The null hypothesis was tested
using the Pearson Product Moment Coefficient statistics at alpha level of 0.05. The
findings of this study revealed that the level of sanitary facilities maintenance and
headteachers’ effectiveness in Public Primary Schools in Edo South Senatorial District is
high and there is a significant relationship between sanitary facilities maintenance and
Headteachers effectiveness. It was therefore recommended that the State Universal
Basic Education Board (SUBEB) should monitor sanitary facilities in the school to ensure
that the high level of maintenance of the facilities is sustained, organise periodic seminars
for Headteachers on school sanitation and maintenance of sanitary facilities as well as
give priority to headteachers’ effectiveness in maintaining school facilities before

Keywords: Sanitary Facilities Maintenance and Headteachers’ Effectiveness

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Vol.3, Issue 1, Pg.469-478



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