Ekere, Scholastica Cyril, Oduntan, Adewale Babatope
Abstract: The study investigated the relationship between head teachers' resource mobilization and public primary school goals attainment in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Three null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study and simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 330 teachers from a population of 940 teachers for the study. A self-developed questionnaire entitled 'Head teachers' Resource Mobilization and Primary School Goals Attainment Questionnaire (HRMPSGAQ) was used for data collection. The instrument was a 4-point response scale. The instrument was trial tested on 33 teachers who were not part of the actual sample for the study, but had characteristics similar to the ones used in the study. Cronbach Alpha reliability method was used to obtain a reliability coefficient of.93 which was proved to be good enough to measure what it was purported to measure. Pearson's Product Moment Correlation Statistics was used for data analysis and the results tested at.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that financial, physical and human resource mobilization significantly related to primary school goals attainment. It was concluded that head teachers' resources mobilization with reference to the sub-variables had a significant positive relationship with primary school goals attainment. Based on the results of the study, it was recommended among others that head teachers' should as a matter of urgency look beyond the expectations of government funding of primary schools alone and think on other viable sources of mobilizing resources that would make for effective and efficient goals attainment in schools.
Keywords: Head teachers', resource mobilization, primary schools, goals attainment