Functional Leadership in Secondary Education and Sustainable National Development in Nigeria 

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.

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