This work was a descriptive study intended to unravel the challenges facing Senior High School heads of the four Kwahu Educational Districts in financial administration. Data were gathered mainly from 13 Senior High School heads through the administration of questionnaires. For validity of the instruments, I critically examined them and later pilot-tested them on 5 headmasters of the Koforidua Municipality. 13 heads of Senior High schools in the four Kwahu educational districts were the main respondents of the study.
Questionnaires were the main instruments used. I administered open-ended questions. Verbal interviews however preceded the use of the questionnaires in order to ensure that the questions would elicit responses from the main respondents. The use of the instruments led to the revelation that Senior High School heads of the four Kwahu Education Districts of Ghana, were encountering challenges in financial administration of their schools. Among these was their knowledge of financial administration gained from learning on the job, poverty, non-payment of fees, late release of government grants and the employment of incompetent accounting staff.
Recommendations such as school heads being asked to study Financial Administration, government and stake holders should give adequate financial support to the school heads, donor agencies such as DANIDA could be approached for help, appointment of competent accounting staff and sincerity of the heads were made.
A Dissertation submitted to the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration of the Faculty of Education, University of Cape Coast, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration