The Practice of Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) in discharging its Duties and Responsibilities.
Girma, Getahun Wonde
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This study focused on the practice of PTA in discharging its duties and responsibilities at Tsehay Mewcha Primary School in Delanta Worda, Amhara Region. This study included 37 participants of which 7 members were from PTA, 10 from teachers, 20 were from students of the upper grade level. The PTA members were selected using purposive sampling technique and the other teachers and students were selected using simple random sampling technique. The data were gathered through questionnaire, interview and focus group discussion and were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The research finding indicates that PTA is not discharging its duties and responsibilities effectively. It also identified the factors that affect PTA not to discharge its duties and responsibilities such as lack of training, knowledge, skill budget, attitudes, awareness, commitment and willingness, experience and shortage of time… etc were greater factors for failure of PTA. Further more, PTA did not get enough means of motivation, technical supports from the school leader. The research,therefore, recommends the solutions such as giving capacity building, promoting motivation system, and other technical supports from the school and other stake-holders to alleviate the problem.