Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Using Strategic Planning Management towards Preventive Care of Covid-19 Pandemic in Public Secondary Schools in Central Tanzania: Adaptive Leadership Model on Supply and Availability of Water

Author(s): Ombeni Msuya

Strategic planning management is at the heart of work towards achieving organizational goals. This study explored the rainwater harvesting as a strategic planning management for Preventive Care of Covid-19 Pandemic in Secondary Schools in Tanzania. It was a qualitative study employing a cross-sectional research design. The study was carried out in Dodoma region involving 66 schools out of 124 public secondary schools. The units of inquiry were heads of secondary schools and units of analysis were schools. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, semi-structured questionnaires and documentary analysis. The study found that most of the schools had strategic plans but without a specific goal for water harvesting. Despite the fact that the heads of schools acknowledged the importance of water during the fight against Covid-19, they were unable to change or advise the districts to adapt and respond to the problem through the rainwater harvesting in their institutions. The findings further indicate that lack of financial resources; commitment and ability to improvise the available technologies were the main challenges that were facing the schools. It is concluded in this study that for schools and their teachers to fight against COVID-19 effectively and efficiently, rainwater harvesting adaptive leadership skills are imperative.

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