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Financial management in selected primary schools in Gauteng

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Zyl, A. E. Naidoo, Bharathi 2011-02-15T08:34:20Z 2011-02-15T08:34:20Z 2010-06
dc.identifier.citation Naidoo, Bharathi (2010) Financial management in selected primary schools in Gauteng, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The implementation of the South African Schools Act (Act 84 of 1996) has placed additional financial management responsibilities on school principals and school governing bodies. Financial management has created several challenges for school principals and members of school governing bodies who do not have the necessary financial knowledge, skill and expertise to perform this function. This research was undertaken primarily to determine how principals and members of school governing bodies, in public primary schools, implement financial policy. The research is supported by a detailed literature study covering financial policy, the budget process, approaches to budgeting, the advantages of a budget system and requirements for effective financial control. In order to determine the financial management practices at public primary schools a questionnaire was designed and administered amongst twenty five public primary schools in the Ekurhuleni South District of the Gauteng Department of Education. The findings suggest that there is a need for schools to communicate resolutions adopted at parents’ meetings and other consultative procedures to parents of learners and in this way ensure the dissemination of pertinent information. There is a need for early intervention by schools concerning outstanding school fees to prevent the exacerbation of the problem. Educational institutions should prepare their budgets on the basis of their main objectives and policies in order to ensure an efficient allocation of funds. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 133 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Financial policy en
dc.subject Financial planning en
dc.subject South African Schools Act (SASA) en
dc.subject Gauteng Department of Education en
dc.subject Budgeting
dc.subject School governing body
dc.subject School fees
dc.subject Public primary schools
dc.subject.ddc 372.1206096822
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Elementary -- South Africa -- Gauteng -- Finance
dc.subject.lcsh Elementary schools -- South Africa -- Gauteng -- Finance
dc.subject.lcsh Public schools -- South Africa -- Gauteng -- Finance
dc.title Financial management in selected primary schools in Gauteng en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Education M. Ed. (Education Management)

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