Impact of Leadership Styles of Principals on Teacher Educants: A Study of Colleges of Education in Northern Ghana

Iddrisu Sulemana, Shanunu Zakaria, Alhassan Imoro Nuhu

Issue: Vol.1  No.3 August 2020  Article 1 pp. 61-68
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The study examined the impact of leadership styles of Principals of Colleges of Education in Northern Ghana. A descriptive survey research design was used together with a convenient sampling technique. Using a structured questionnaire, data were gathered from one hundred (100) Teacher educants and Principals from the Colleges of education in Northern Ghana. The Likert rating scale was adopted to indicate the extent of agreement or disagreement. The findings indicated that the majority of the respondents agreed their principals have a good relationship with teacher educants. The personality traits exhibited by the Principals in the Colleges of Education in Northern Ghana varied and each of the leadership styles exhibited exerted positive but insignificant effect on teacher educants performance. It is being recommended that to promote teacher educants satisfaction at the workplace, principals must create congenial climate in their respective colleges to ensure that teacher educants can share and freely express their opinions. Pre-service and in-service training programmes must be organized periodically to improve performance.

Keywords: Teacher Educants, Principals, attitude to work, leadership style, College of Education (CoE)

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Dr. Iddrisu Sulemana is the Principal of the Tamale College of Education,Northern Region- Ghana. He is also the Current Princof Vice President and Northern Zone Chair of Colleges of Education Sports Association (COESA). Hehas research interests in Management/Leadership and Sports Science and Social Sciences. Email:

Dr. Zakaria Shanunu is a Senior Tutor in the Tamale College of Education, Northern Region- Ghana. He teaches Health Physical Education Recreation and Sports. He is the Assessment Officer of the College, Secretary Northern Zone Colleges of Education Sports Association (COESA). He has research interests in Developmental Issues, Sports Science, Culture, Management/Leadership and Social Sciences. Email:

Mr. Imoro Nuhu Alhassan is the Vice Principal of the Tamale College of Education, He is a Mathematics Tutor, responsible for Academic Issues in the College and Chair Sports Committee of Tamale College of Education, Northern Region- Ghana. He has research interests in Mathematics, Management/Leadership, Sports Science and Social Sciences. Email:

Sulemana, Iddrisu., Shanunu, Zakaria, Nuhu, Alhassan I. “Impact of Leadership Styles of Principals on Teacher Educants: A Study of Colleges of Education in Northern Ghana.” Journal of Education and Learning Technology 1, no.3 (2020): 61-68.

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