Job Ayodele Ekundayo, Aduke Ekundayo


This study investigated the principals’ management of disruptive innovations for teaching in public secondary schools in five local government areas in Kogi state. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population was made up of 200 principals both junior and senior secondary schools in five local government areas of Kogi state. The multi-stage stratified random sampling technique through balloting was used to draw the sample size of 135 principals representing 67.50%. The questionnaire titled Principals’ Management of Disruptive Innovations Questionnaire (PMDIQ). A reliability coefficient of 0.81 was obtained using Cronbach Alpha Statistics, mean and weighted mean were used to answer the research questions while z-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The study concluded that the role of the principal in managing innovation in public secondary schools in five local government areas in Kogi state is very vital such as being a content initiator, process initiator, mediator and a squashier. There should be provision of instructional materials, teachers with good skills, better classroom management and early inspection of lesson. Computer base examination, the use of CCTV and biometric are ways of managing disruptive innovations in public schools in Kogi state especially in the five local government areas. Finally, there is no significant difference between the mean rating of male and female principal on the principals’ management of disruptive innovations for lesson planning. Also, there is no significant difference between the mean rating of male and female principal on the ways of managing disruptive innovations in the conduct of examinations in public secondary schools in the five local government areas on Kogi state.


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