International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Tanzania | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023 | Rating: 5.5 / 10


Examining Leadership Strategies Employed for Mitigating Truancy in Public Secondary Schools in Rombo District, Tanzania

Gido N. Shayo


Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine leadership strategies employed in public secondary schools to mitigate truancy in Rombo District. Case study research design and qualitative research approach were used. The sample size was 60 respondents. This sample size included, 40 selected students, 10 Head teachers, 5 parents, and 5 selected discipline/academic teachers.The data collection method included semi-structure interviews, focus group discussions, and secondary data from documentary reviews. Thematic coding was used in analyzing data. The findings of the study showed that leadership strategies employed were parental involvement, guidance and counselling, improving school environment, students? motivation and collaboration with the community seen as a better approach towards improving and solving truancy in public secondary schools in Rombo District. In a nutshell, the major findings were the leadership strategies for mitigating truancy in our public schools are still weak. Therefore, there is still a need for leadership training on school heads in order to employ effective strategies to reduce truancy.


Keywords: Leadership Strategies, Public Secondary Schools, and Truancy


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,


Pages: 1154 - 1157



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