Mathematics Departmental Strategic Plan: The Case of Mufulira College of Education

Dennis Kambilombilo, Mr. Rene Lessen


The purpose of this study was to find out why the mathematics department at Mufulira College of Education (MUCE) does not use strategic planning in its planning. A case study was undertaken at MUCE, a public college on the Copperbelt province of Zambia. The research was conducted on twenty two (22) mathematics students, five (5) mathematics lecturers and the client organization (Principal). In total, the sample size was 28 as already tabulated above.

Questionnaires were used to collect data for this study. The research design used for this study was a mixed survey method. Data collected were analyzed quantitatively using the Likert’s 5 Scale model. The results obtained reviewed that mathematics lecturers had little or limited knowledge of strategic planning. The findings of the study indicated that, the department has had no written strategic plan since it was upgraded as a secondary school teacher training college in 2008. Consequently, the current planning system is not near organized strategic planning. To this effect, the department needs to develop a strategic plan for improved performance.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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