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    Professional Development Programs and Teacher Effectiveness in Government Aided Secondary Schools in Ibanda Municipality.
    (Kabale University, 2023) Mwesigye, Seriano
    The aim of the study was to establish the effect of Professional Development Programs (PDPs) on Teacher Effectiveness in selected schools in Ibanda Municipality. The study adopted across-sectional survey design with mixed research approaches of data collection and analysis. The study population included 3 participants from Ibanda municipal education office, 6 headteachers and 122 teachers from Government-Aided Secondary Schools in Ibanda Municipality. Questionnaire and interview guide were used to collect data. Quantitative data was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS 20.0) while content analysis was used for the analysis of qualitative data. Among others, the key finding from the study include: school administrators do not usually organize induction workshops for new teachers, no formal Induction program for new teachers in the selected schools, school administrators in Ibanda Municipality did not regularly organize orientation seminars for new teachers, teachers have negative attitudes towards PDPs, the schools lack funds to support teachers undertaking PDPs, and that most PDPs are not properly planned and are not evaluated to ascertain the effectiveness. The study recommends that there should be a policy on professional development programs in secondary schools in Ibanda Municipality by the Ibanda Municipality Education Office. There is need to maintain and improve on teachers’ effectiveness by increasing on their knowledge, skills, and abilities through provision of professional development programs.
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    Learning Environment and Learners Achievement in Mathematics: A Case Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Amolatar District.
    (Kabale University, 2023) Kanakulya, Fred
    Amolatar district has been struggling with poor performance in Mathematics for several years. The aim of this research is to determine how teacher competence, provision of good quality instructional materials and learners attitude, affect learning achievement in Mathematics among Ordinary level students in selected secondary schools of Amolatar District. With the overall goal of finding the combination of factors that can be targeted to improve performance. The findings showed that, 35% of the learners strongly agreed and 32% agreed to the fact that their teachers ask questions to see if they have understood the lesson content followed by 46% of the learners who strongly agreed that their Mathematics teachers help them in describing the lesson. Finally 39% also strongly agreed that their Mathematics teachers use practical examples on board. The adjusted R-square of 0.886 (88.6%) shows that there is a strong positive relationship between the learners’ scores and the three factors identified above. The study also found out that most of the teachers (47.1%) often use instructional materials when teaching Mathematics. The study concludes that provision of good quality instructional material improves students learning achievement. Therefore, the study recommends vigorous sensitization, seminars and career guidance to the students so as to improve their interest for positive attitude toward Mathematics.
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    School Management Committee and The Implementation of Universal Primary Education in Primary Schools. A Case of Nakaseke Central Constituency, Uganda.
    (Kabale University, 2023) Isingoma, Tomson
    School management committees appeared not to be effective due to several factors that included some school heads refusing to accept SMC as part of the management system for local schools, SMC members’ ignorance about their monitoring roles, among others. Thus, this study was to establish the relationship between School Management Committee and the implementation of UPE in primary schools Nakaseke Central Constituency, Uganda. Using qualitative and quantitative approach, data was collected from a sample of thirty six participants. The findings were that Consultative roles were the most executed as compared to supervisory/monitoring roles and administrative/ management roles. Also findings showed that the level of UPE implementation is low as measure from the administrative, government and parents’ response rates although the implementation rate of UPE is still demanding as the turn up rate is less than 50%. Significantly, the study concludes that there is a relationship between the roles of SMCs and implementation of UPE in schools in Nakaseke Central Constituency because a positive linear correlation was observed at r= +0.693’. On confirmatory level, this was a high positive significance level. Regression analysis concludes that the roles of SMCs significantly predict UPE implementation, F (1, 31 = 1.546, B = 2.486, t = 4.768, P<0.000). Hence H0 was rejected because the p-value was smaller than the significance level and alternative hypothesis was supported and confirmed that there is a significant relationship between the roles of SMCs and UPE implementation in schools. In conclusion, the study recommends that facilitation and adequate funding should be extended to schools for effective UPE implementation. This is because SMCs luck enough funds even if they want to work. It is therefore important to invest in resource mobilization.
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    Parental Roles in Management of Pupils Discipline in Selected Batwa Community Primary Schools, Kanungu District.
    (Kabale University, 2023) Babiriisa, Enos
    The main purpose of this study was to assess the role of parents in management of pupils discipline in Batwa community schools in Kanungu district. Although the lack of parental involvement in education affects the Uganda’s education system in general, rural schools such as the schools in the Batwa community in Kanungu district are affected severely. Many of these learners exhibit behavioral problems both in the classroom and on the school premises. Usually, parents are looked at as the first step towards human growth and it is their role to nurture a child into a responsible society member by guidance on how to live with other people, to communicate with others, spiritual support as well as financial support.
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    Factors Influencing Students’ Enrolment and Retention in Sciences at Advanced Level in Secondary Schools in Uganda: A Case of Kabale Municipality Secondary Schools.
    (Kabale University, 2023) Akatuhurira, Frank Bindeba
    A correlational study was carried out on the factors influencing students' enrolment and retention in sciences at the advanced level in secondary schools in Kabale Municipality, Uganda. The study adopted both quantitative and qualitative approaches, with questionnaires and interview guides as the primary tools for data collection. The study focused on the physical learning environment, students' attitudes towards sciences, and the quality of science teachers, and how these factors influenced students' enrolment and retention in sciences at the ‘A’ level. The findings of the study indicated that the availability of enough apparatus in the laboratories, a cool temperature to encourage learning, and students' social status defined their attitudes towards sciences. Additionally, inadequate professional training affected science teaching. Based on the study's conclusions, the enrolment and retention of students in sciences at the advanced level of secondary schools in Kabale Municipality were influenced by a conducive physical learning environment, students' attitudes towards sciences, and the quality of science teachers. The study recommends addressing acoustic conditions in classrooms, encouraging a cool temperature for learning, providing government aid to secondary schools for infrastructure development, and employing professional science teachers.