Promoting Educational Resilience through Effective Strategic Planning of Students Learning Outcomes by Educational Institutions

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PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience // The paper examined the ways of promoting educational resilience through strategic planning of students learning outcomes by educational institutions management. Specifically, it investigated the extent management strategic planning operations can improve students learning outcomes, and promote educational resilience. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study, and it was carried out in National Open University of Nigeria with a population of 600 facilitators/ lectures in eight faculties. A sample of 60 lectures was purposefully selected from five faculties. A 16- items questionnaire and secondary data were used for data collection. The questionnaire was validated and trial tested to determine the reliability coefficient, which was 0.80. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the two research questions. The findings revealed that management strategic planning operations can improve students learning outcomes to a high extent, such as: the institutions’ mission, vision, aspirations and objectives, core values, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats; strategies and operational tactics; evaluation and funding streams. It was also revealed that effective strategic planning of students learning outcomes can promote educational resilience to a very high extent, such as: creating an inclusive process (collaboration); having expectation for shared responsibility, taking ownership in managing, storing and securing data, consistency in motivating and building staff capacities, and commitment to making changes in organization for better options. The study gave the importance of Strategic planning in education amidst the past Covid-19 experiences; and the limitations of strategic planning in building educational resilience, these ranges from cultural, structural, managerial values, environmental, human resource capacity, management style, to inadequate strategy formulation and implementation of plans. // Paper ID 4627

Strategic Planning,Educational Resilience,Education Outcomes