By Dr Usen F. Mbon
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between functional leadership in secondary education and sustainable national development in Nigeria. The study was specifically designed to find out the relationship between curriculum delivery, facilities management, resource accountability and sustainable national development. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised all the principals in the 233 public secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State. The 233 principals were purposively used as sample for the study. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire titled “Functional Leadership in Secondary Education and Sustainable Development Questionnaire (FLSESDQ). The instrument was subjected to face validity and reliability test using Test-Retest method and was found reliable at 0.82 r-value. Descriptive statistics (Mean and Standard deviation) was used to answer the research questions. Result obtained showed that curriculum delivery, facilities management, resource accountability has influence on sustainable national development. Based on this result, it was recommended, among others, that the 21st century global best practices in curriculum delivery and facilities management should be adopted in the secondary education system, for progressive and sustainable national development in Nigeria.