Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science 2021-04-17T14:24:27+00:00 Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science (ISSN:&nbsp;2456-981X)</strong>, publishes manuscripts with valuable insight to research, ideas and strategies of Education, Society &amp; Behavioural Science. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal. This journal aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/JESBS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all below mentioned areas.</p> The Extent of Premarital Sex Practices among Secondary Schools Adolescents in Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, South Eastern Nigeria 2021-04-17T14:24:27+00:00 Christian O. Aleke Edith N. Obande-Ogbuinya Lois N. Omaka-Amari Afoke N. Eunice Precious I. Igwenyi Jude N. Nwafor Ifeyinwa M. Okeke Ferdinand S. Nchita <p><strong>Aims: </strong>This study aimed at determining the extent of premarital sex practices among secondary school adolescents in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Its objectives were to reveal the extent at which secondary school students engage in premarital sex in the area and how such practices can propel risky behaviors among them.</p> <p><strong>Study Design: </strong>The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 844 secondary school adolescents for the study. Information was retrieved from the field through questionnaire administration. Means and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while the chi-square statistical tool was used in testing the null hypotheses in the study.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The result showed that the premarital sex in the study was at low extent with the grand mean score x̅=2.26. However, the result indicated that 16% of the students engage in penetrative virginal sex, anal sex, oral sex and masturbation whereas 84% of the students do not.</p> <p><strong>Recommendation:</strong> The study recommended among others that: All the head teachers and principals should play an active role by coming up with awareness program through seminar, rallies with strong guidance on dangers associated with premarital sex. Also, parents should always discus sex education with their children to be adequately informed with the right information about sex and the behaviour to adopt as they grow to puberty period to avoid engaging in premarital sexual practice at this early stage.</p> 2021-04-06T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Discipline Management in Urban Middle Secondary Schools: Principals, Counselors, Students and Parents Perceptions 2021-04-17T14:24:27+00:00 Sonam Phuntsho <p>Guided by the principles of helping the children in continuity learning the research aims at discipline management in urban middle secondary schools. This study examined the disciplinary issues and different stakeholders; principals, Counsellors, Students and Parents perceptions. The sample of the study consisted of 15 participants. The study is significant because its findings and conclusions are so relevant to different stakeholders to implement and strategies to keep the students into the education system and also help the children improve their discipline.</p> <p>For school principals, counselors, teachers, students and parents, the findings of this research will help to maintain discipline in their respective roles and responsibilities entrusted to them. Policy makers at the ministerial level may use as bases for developing a national school discipline policy and guidelines. For future researchers it may serve as a handy tool or base to study further on discipline management. The project aims to investigate and explore viable strategies to enhance current practices of managing ethical issues concerning students in schools. Qualitative research design has been used to conduct the research. To make the study more authentic and generalization purpose, a total of 15 research participants/ respondents were involved. The findings are fundamentally based on the lived experiences and perceptions of these respondents which correspond with phenomenological strategy of qualitative research. Although respondents had common views as well as difference of opinion on certain issues on discipline management of school, outcomes of the study are triangulated.</p> 2021-04-07T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Effectiveness of School Heads’ Financial Management Skills in Provision of Quality Education in Secondary School 2021-04-17T14:24:27+00:00 Onesmo Amos Goodluck Ephrahem Agnes Bhoke-Africanus <p>The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of school heads’ financial management skills in the provision of quality education in secondary schools. This study explored secondary data by reviewing documents and literature materials from online publications and libraries to attain the intended purpose of the study. The study found out that financial management skills such as mobilizing school funds, monitoring, evaluation of budget, and auditing skills were essential for school financial management. The study also found that most of the school heads possess insufficient skills in financial management as school managers. Other financial management challenges were a shortage of school funds, poor monitoring, evaluation, and auditing of school finances. The study suggests strategies such as capacity building among the school heads. Also, decentralization of financial decision making, relevant school mission, and vision, enhance effective monitoring, evaluation, and auditing of financial report as strategies for improving school heads’ financial management skills. The study recommended the necessity of having school heads who are skilled in school-based financial management strategies. The study requested responsible departments or ministries concerns with education to make financial management skills be one of the pre-condition for hiring or promoting a teacher to the top post of school administration.</p> 2021-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##