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dc.contributor.authorFakero, Maddy
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-11T07:06:31Z
dc.date.available2019-02-11T07:06:31Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/9383
dc.description.abstractMany schools in Zimbabwe are saddled with financial management problems due to weak finance committees and poor internal auditing, supervision, monitoring and advice from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education which led to increase in many fraudulent activities by the school heads, bursars and members of the school development associations/ committees. The major purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of auditing in Dande and Dzivarasekwa primary and secondary schools from 2011-2016. The objectives of the study were to determine whether the selected schools had functional audit or finance department and how often did they audit their school audits, to find out if the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education did supervise, monitor and advise schools on financial management of schools and auditing them yearly, to find factors militating against the effectiveness and efficiency of auditing in the selected schools and to establish measures that can be put in place to implement effective internal audit department and financial controls. The study used a descriptive research design with a population sample of twelve people with a purposive sample technique. A qualitative research design was also used which goes in hand with exploratory research in order to arrive at an in depth understanding of the research. Twelve questionnaire were sent to those involved in the finance committee of the school which are four school heads, four deputy heads and four bursars and also interviews were held with the school heads. The findings were that there is no internal audit department in both primary and secondary schools, they rely on the supervision, advise and monitoring from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education of which it is poor since they did not visit any selected schools yearly leading to many fraudulent activities and financial mismanagement. Thus an audit is an indispensable tool for effective and efficient control of school administration and it will help to ensure that financial plans are realistic since the officials know that such plans will form the basis of an audit evaluation leading to minimisation of fraud and mismanagement of funds. Lastly the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education should periodically monitor the way school heads handle money thus there is need to develop a user friendly template that would be easily understood by both heads and members of the school development committees thus submit monthly or termly financial reports to the district education office so that the district can analyse and give feedback to schools.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBUSEen_US
dc.subjectAuditingen_US
dc.subjectAuditing in schoolsen_US
dc.subjectSchool accountingen_US
dc.subjectSchool financial managementen_US
dc.titleAssessing the effectiveness of auditing in schools. A survey of Dande and Dzivarasekwa Primary and Secondary Schools (2011-2016).en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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