TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION OF PRINCIPALS’ LEADERSHIP STYLE IN SELECTED SCHOOL IN MAIDUGURI METROPOLITAN AREA, BORNO STATE NIGERIA.
This study was conducted to investigate teachers’ perception of principals’ leadership style in selected schools in Maiduguri Metropolitan Area of Borno State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study are to determine the perception of principals’ leadership style and staff commitment and also to determine staff perception of principals’ behavior towards students. Two research questions were raised and answered. The study adopted survey research design. The population of the study comprises of teaching staff and sample of the study is made up of one hundred (100) teaching staff selected from the four (4) different secondary schools comprises of twenty-five (5) members of staff from four (4) schools in Maiduguri Metropolitan Area. A simple random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the sample. Finding of the study reveals that, the study found that leadership is an important aspect and canner-stone in all organizations. It also found leadership style has a profound effect on school’s academic performance. Similarly, leadership of school determines the level of discipline of both the staff and students of school. In addition, based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made as government should organize seminars, conferences etc. to principals and secondary schools administration to educate them on management skills. Finally, the principals of secondary schools should have an interactive session with both staff and students regularly, to make sure things are in order.