Church and Secondary Schools Management: The Case of Mbale Diocese, Uganda



In view of this age of rapid change due to globalization, technological advancement and knowledge revolution, the author of this book addresses the following question: “How can church founded schools in Africa maintain high moral and spiritual values and still keep their academic excellence?” The book attempts to respond to this major question through a research that was conducted in Mbale Uganda, among schools whose mission calls for integration of faith and learning. Unfortunately, due to the competitive nature of the environment in which the schools are located, the mission has been stunted, thereby making that integration of faith and learning difficult for various reasons. One of these reasons is the fact that schools today are operating on a business model that affects their initial mission. This is true, not only, for schools in Mbale in Uganda, but it is a reality all over the African continent. As a way forward, the author recommends visionary leadership that sees the physical and human resources in the environment where the organization is located and turns them into useful resources to achieve the overall goals of the organization. This book is highly recommended for those who are involved in educational leadership and management.

Mrs. Mary N. Gichuki Manana is the Registrar at Africa International University Karen, Nairobi, Kenya. She is a PhD candidate (Environmental Management) at the University of South Wales and a graduate of Uganda Christian University where she acquired a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership (MAOL). She also holds an MPHIL in Environmental studies (Economics) from Moi University and a B/Ed (Business/Economics) from Kenyatta University. She also holds additional qualifications in Program and Curriculum development and accreditation, from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Uganda; Business Mentoring from DFID and Techno Serve Uganda; Member of the East Africa Higher Education Quality Assurance Network (EAQAN); and Christian Counseling from the International Christian Ministries Seminary Kitale Kenya, among others. She has published in International Journals and presented papers at local and International conferences. She recently served as Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs and Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance & Administration at Livingstone International University, Uganda. She has also served as Registrar/ College Secretary at Uganda Christian University Mbale Campus. In previous roles, she has also served as Head of Business Department/Lecturer, Head of Library Department, Registrar Admissions and Assistant Registrar Admissions all at Kitale Technical Training Institute, Kenya. Mrs. Manana has over 20 years of teaching experience.


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