Dr Aniefiok Oswald Edet & Micheal Ekpenyong Asuquo
This study was carried out to establish the relationship between principals’ management ability and institutional sustainability of public secondary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria. Two research questions and two research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. The sample of the study was one hundred and twenty (120) principals drawn from the population of two hundred and forty (240) principals in public secondary schools in the study area. A questionnaire entitled “Principals’ Management Ability and Institutional Sustainability of Public Secondary Schools Questionnaire (PMAISPSSQ)’’ was used for data collection. The reliability estimate of the instrument ranged from 0.72 to 0.78. The data generated from the instrument were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation analysis. The results showed significant relationship between principals’ management ability in terms of facilities management ability, staff personnel management ability and Institutional sustainability. Arising from the result, it was recommended that secondary school principals should ensure adequate facility and personnel management to enhance institutional sustainability.