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Title: Assessment of financial resource utilization in government primary schools of shashogo woreda in hadiya zone
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Haileselassie Woldegerima (Assistant Professor)
Tsegaye, Eyassu
Keywords: assess financial resource utilization in government
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The main purpose of the study was to assess financial resource utilization in government primary schools of shashogo woreda in Hadiya Zone. In order to meet the objectives, descriptive survey research design was employed. Five primary schools were selected out of 28 government primary schools from the woreda by using simple random sampling technique. Five school principals, six deputy principals, three primary school supervisors, 35 Parent, Student and Teacher Association/PSTA members, five Kebele Education and Training Board /KETB chair persons, two experts and head of woreda education office/WEO, three auditors and head of woreda office of finance and economic development/WoFED were selected by purposive, availability and simple random sampling techniques as the key respondents of the study. Questionnaires, interview and document analysis were used for data gathering purpose. Totally, 46 copies of questionnaire were distributed to principals, vice-principals and PSTA members. Semi-structured interview was conducted with KETB chair persons, supervisors, WEO experts and head, WoFED auditors and head. Survey data were analyzed by using frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviations with the support of SPSS 20.0 software application. The data obtained from open-ended questionnaire, interviews and document analysis were organized and then analyzed through narration. Finally, the findings from data analysis disclosed that most primary schools were currently found to be utilizing their financial resources in improper way. Absence of tight budget monitoring mechanisms by (KETBs, PSTAs, supervisors and woreda), weak internal and external auditing practices, non-reporting of actual financial reports, not following of the right financial rules and regulations, non-involvement of stakeholders in school budgetary process, lack of budget transparency and accountabilities, absence of skilled accountants in school financial posts and absence of trainings and workshops for school leaders and finance workers were the major factors affecting proper utilization of financial resources. Hence, it could be safely concluded that financial resource utilization in the study primary schools of the study woreda was ineffective. To tackle these problems, it is recommended that schools utilize scarce financial resources in line with government rules and procedures, auditing needs to be organized by internal and external auditors, stakeholders be involved right from budget inception to implementation processes and short-term and long-term trainings for school leaders needs to be provided.
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