• Hennades Tabe Tabe Faculty of Education, North West University
  • Christo Van Wyk Faculty of Education, North West University
  • Clever Ndebele Directorate of Learning and Teaching, Mthatha Campus, Walter Sisulu University



Accountability, Education management, Responsibility, School base management, SGB Chairpersons, School governing board


The concept of accountability has been portrayed as vital and pertinent in the field of public administration in general and education management in particular for several years. This is important at a time that stakeholders like educators have misconceptualised the purpose of accountability to mean inspection or the lack of trust which makes them uncomfortable. This study sought to develop a conceptual framework of School Governing Body (SGB) Chairperson’s perception of their accountability in selected schools with the purpose of facilitating learning and teaching outcomes. A qualitative paradigm using a multiple case study design was adopted. Data were collected through in-depth individual interviews with 3 chairpersons. The participants were purposively selected because of our discernment that as representatives on the school governing boards, they were accountable to parents as part of their managerial responsibilities. Thematic analysis of the data was used to identify emerging themes and categories. The findings reveal clarity on the practice of accountability in the broad spectrum of school management and administration as well as with policy making and implementation.


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Author Biography

  • Hennades Tabe Tabe, Faculty of Education, North West University
    Hennades Tabe Tabe holds a PhD in Educational Management. Prior to the completion of his PhD in August 2021, he worked at the Academic Development Centre (ADC) as a writing consultant for four years. He has worked in the Faculty of Education, North West University at various capacities concurrently as follows: An assessor/marker in the Faculty for four years, a research assistant at various projects for three years, and a temporary lecturer for over three years in the School of Professional Studies (SPS) and the School of Commerce and Social Studies in Education (SCSSE). Through the ADC, Hennades Tabe has been involved in different community projects wherein they visited nearby rural secondary schools to encourage and motivate the grade 12 matriculants.


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How to Cite

Tabe, H. T., Van Wyk, C., & Ndebele, C. (2022). SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY CHAIRPERSONS’ PERCEPTION ON THEIR ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE RUNNING OF SCHOOLS. Education. Innovation. Diversity., 1(4), 44-56.