Assessment of Internal Efficiency of Education at Secondary Schools of Hadiya Zone

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The purpose of this study was to assess the status of internal efficiency of educational system of secondary schools in Hadiya Zone. A descriptive survey method was employed and both primary and secondary sources were used. As primary sources data were collected from 190 sample teachers, 6 principals, 24 PTSA and 6 supervisors of sample schools. In addition, document reviewed including records that show the enrolment, repetition and promotion of students at different years at each sample schools were also used as secondary sources. With regard to the sample and method of sampling, available, and simple random sampling methods were used. In order to collect data, four data collection instruments were used. Those were; questioner, interview, document Analysis and observation checklists. To analyze data, mixed approaches were used. Accordingly, to identify the personal characteristics of respondents and the trend of internal efficiency of schools in the zone, frequency, average mean and percentage were used, besides to examine the major causes of internal efficiency the degree to which stakeholders aware of its impacts. Based on the research finding, most of the school principals and supervisors had gap of awareness about drop-out rate and repetition. Zonal trends of secondary education in relation to dropout rate of school have indicated that oscillating from years to years. Dropout rate trend of females in the sampled woredas were higher than male counterpart as of the zonal trend. The researcher concluded that the trend of dropout rate at zone, woreda and sampled secondary schools were highly characterized by ups and downs that could be major problem to Zonal. To solve these problems, the researcher recommended that School principals, school teachers, KEBs and political authority should have made continues discussion, creating awareness with pupil parents and making them responsible to minimize students’ school dropout and repetition.