INFORMATION DISSEMINATION AND DECISION MAKING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OYO STATE
The study investigated the relationship between information dissemination and decision making in secondary schools. The studyexamined the predominant mode of information dissemination, level of decision making participation of teachers, the influence of school location and experience of teachers on information dissemination and decision making. The descriptive research design of the survey type was used. The population of the study consisted of all the teachers in all the public secondary schools in OyoState. The multistage random sampling technique was used to select 300 respondents consisting of teachers from 15 secondary schools in the state. Two research questions and two hypotheses were generated. A self designed questionnaire titled â€œInformation Dissemination and Decision making Questionnaireâ€ (IDDMQ) was used to collect data from the respondents. The data was analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation and t-test Statistics. The hypotheses was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that the predominant mode of disseminating information is by the school principal and heads of department while the level of decision making participation of teachers is moderately high to certain extents.There was positive relationship between information dissemination and decision making. It was also found that there was difference in the dissemination of information and decision making in schools located in rural and urban areas while there was no difference in the information and decision making of teacher based on their years of experience at work. It was recommended that all bottlenecks hindering information dissemination and decision making in schools should be dealt with. All teachers should be carried along while taking decisions regardless of experience and location of schools. All schools should be supplied with necessary infrastructures by the government that can aid information dissemination no matter the location of the school.