Decentralisation of governance and education service delivery in Bor County, Jonglei State, South Sudan

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Kampala International University. College of Education, Open, Distance and E-Learning
The study is on relationship between Decentralization of Governance and Education Services in Bor County, Jonglei state, South Sudan. The main objective of this study is to examine the levels of decentralization variables (deconcentration, devolution and delegation) in Bor County and establish the relationship between these variables with education services. Research questions were to establish if significant relationship exist between decentralization of governance and educational services. In line with these questions was the hypothesis which was to be tested based on objectives and questions. A sample size of 200 respondents comprising ministry and county officials, civil society, teachers, learners and local community members were selected using both purposive and simple random sampling. The result of the analysis shows that there is a significant relationship between decentralization of governance and education services in Bor County, Jonglei state South Sudan, thereby making the researcher to reject the null hypotheses which stated that there is no significant relationship between the two main variables. The test of hypothesis using rank order computation shows a Positive relation exists between decentralisation of governance and education service delivery in Bor County Jonglei state, South Sudan. This result confirms the significant level of relationship between Decentralisation of governance and education services in Bor County, Jonglei state South Sudan. This result may not be different even in other counties, if extended. The researcher therefore recommends 1) the Bor county education department (CED) to privatize some schools to better their Education services delivery, (2) The Ministry of Education in Jonglei state through the Member of Parliament representing Education in Jonglei State legislative assembly, should advocate for the increase of the education budget allocation to improve Education service delivery.(3) The County education officials led by Director general together with Civil Society organizations to create awareness on governances and education service delivery in Bor county, Jonglei state. (4) The county education department (CED) through the State ministry of education should not to some extend support free education for all Levels. Some small amount of money need to be charged on the learners for the improvement of education service Delivery in Bor County, Jonglei State. (5) Parent Teachers Associations (PTAs) should take up their roles seriously in the day today running of Schools and Teachers need to be motivated to avoid high staff turn-over in the teaching profession. In the recent past the entire world, Decentralization of government functions as a way of enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of services delivery.
Thesis Submitted to The College Of Education, Open And Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Masters of Education Management of Kampala International University
Decentralisation of governance, Education service delivery, Bor County, Jonglei State, South Sudan