PENGURUSAN KEWANGAN DI SEKOLAH JENIS KEBANGSAAN TAMIL DI KUALA KANGSAR, PERAK: SATU KAJIAN KES
Financial allocation in education is one of the key factors to successful implementation of a program at the school. Financial management of primary schools includes efficient management of financial resources. However, knowledge and skills of teachers, senior teachers, head committee and support staff are essential in ensuring effective management of school finances. Schools receive financial resources in terms of per capita grant, public donation and other government aids such as scholarships and supplementary food. The aim of this study is to determine whether financial resources allocated to SJK (T) schools based on students’ enrolment are adequate. Additionally, this study hopes to explore issues encountered in the financial management of schools. The study employs interviews, document analysis and observation. The findings show that per capita grant based on enrollment is not sufficient to provide a conducive learning environment. Thus, it is proposed that school funding formula for Tamil schools especially in rural areas should take into consideration other factors such as socio-economic status and location.