Determinants of financial adequacy: Evidence from Malaysian Tamil schools

Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu and Subramaniam, Ranjeetham and A. Ghani, Muhammad Faizal and Abdullah, Zuraidah (2018) Determinants of financial adequacy: Evidence from Malaysian Tamil schools. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Management, 6 (3). pp. 87-106. ISSN 2289-4489, DOI

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Financial provision in education is one of the key factors contributing to the successful implementation of education programs in school. Financial management includes efficient management of school financial resources. However, the lack of financial resources affects students' achievement. Schools often encounter problems in providing the facilities needed by students. Schools receive financial resources in terms of per capita grants, public contributions and other government assisted funds such as scholarships and food supplements. The purpose of this study is to determine the adequacy of financial resources assigned to the National Type Tamil schools which are based on enrolment. This study was conducted in 30 National Type Government Tamil Schools and 16 National Type Government Assisted Tamil Schools in the State of Perak, Malaysia. A total of 276 respondents were involved in this survey. A logistic regression test was used to analyse factors contributing to the adequacy of financial provision for subjects, library, guidance and counselling and recurring expenditures. The findings indicate that policy makers should consider other factors such as socio-economic status and the type of schools in determining school funding allocation. Thus, the funding formula should not just be based on student enrolment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adequacy; Education; Malaysia; School Finance
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 08:55
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 08:55

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