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    Influence of Female Teachers’ Reproductive Health Experiences on Their Work Performance in Schools.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Tuhiriirwe, Hellen; Sekiwu, Denis
    In this article, I discussed the influence of female teachers’ reproductive health experiences on their work performance in schools. By natural course, females undergo reproductive health changes such as menstruation periods, pregnancy, childcare and nursing which tend to weaken them physically, psychologically and mentally because of the challenges they encounter. This study was carried out to explore the influence of female teachers’ reproductive health experiences on their work performance and the coping mechanisms they use while executing their duties and responsibilities. In total, a sample of 45 respondents was selected using purposive sampling. These included Headteachers, Heads of Department, Male teachers, and Female teachers. The study employed Qualitative techniques by adopting a phenomenological research design to collect and analyze data. Data collection tools used were the Interview guide, Focus group discussion guide, and Documentary review checklist. A qualitative presentation and analysis of data were based on themes formulated based on study objectives. The cultural feminist theory was used to interpret and discuss data. The study findings indicate that female teachers are stigmatized, oppressed, stereotyped, and discriminated against in the workplace. These findings are of great importance to the Ministry of Education, school administrators, and future researchers they will guide policy formulation to improve the welfare of female teachers at the workplace. The state through the Ministry of Education and Sports should formulate a public policy agenda on gender equity to promote the welfare and inclusion of female teachers in all departments at the workplace. Keywords: Female Reproductive Health Experiences, Work Performance.
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    The Value of African Wisdom: Reflections on Modern Education in Uganda.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Sekiwu, Denis
    African Wisdom has remained on the verge of collapse arising from Western knowledge dominance. In the global knowledge revolution, however, all knowledge is critical in social transformation. This study examines the value of African wisdom in modern education. It interrogates the role of African wisdom in developing modern competence education. Thus, the article documents the philosophical scope of African wisdom as naturalized epistemology. It explores the status of African wisdom in the wake of colonialism, painting the hegemonic character of Western knowledge production. It empirically examines the value of African Wisdom in the development of competency-based education. Using qualitative research on Uganda, the paper analyzes the hidden educational treasure embedded in two African wisdom sources. Researchers used quantitative research to document the benefits and challenges of integration of African wisdom in modern education. Finally, the paper recommends transformative education in the social reconstruction of African education.
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    Lifelong Educational and Decolonization Programs for the Batwa Indigenous People of Southwestern Uganda.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Sekiwu, Denis; Adyanga, Francis Akena; Musoke, Genza Gyaviira; Rugambwa, Nina Olivia; Muwagga, Anthony Mugagga
    This article is based on a study conducted among the Batwa Indigenous people in southwestern Uganda between 2021 and 2022. The study aimed to explore culturally relevant lifelong education and decolonization programs for the Batwa people. Using indigenous research methodology, 60 participants comprising of elders, parents, children and teachers were recruited from the Batwa community for the study. We used Egalitarian liberalism and justice in education (ELJE) theory as an analytical framework. Key findings demonstrate that participants were conscious of the challenges faced by their community and collectively brainstormed practical redress measures. These measures include but are not limited to setting up an entrepreneurship education program, vocational and skilling programs, and promotion of Rutwa language. Besides, some specific Batwa life skills identified by participants are briefly described as imperative for integration in the schooling system to achieve the decolonization mission.
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    SARS-Cov-2 Incidence Monitoring and Statistical Estimation of the Basic and Time-Varying Reproduction Number at the Early Onset of the Pandemic in 45 Sub-Saharan African Countries.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Oduro, Michael Safo; Arhin‐Donkor, Seth; Asiedu, Louis; Kadengye, Damazo T.; Iddi, Samuel
    The world battled to defeat a novel coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19), a respiratory illness that is transmitted from person to person through contact with droplets from infected persons. Despite efforts to disseminate preventable messages and adoption of mitigation strategies by governments and the World Health Organization (WHO), transmission spread globally. An accurate assessment of the transmissibility of the coronavirus remained a public health priority for many countries across the world to fight this pandemic, especially at its early onset. In this paper, we estimated the transmission potential of COVID-19 across 45 countries in sub-Saharan Africa using three approaches, namely, R0 based on (i) an exponential growth model (ii) maximum likelihood (ML) estimation, and (iii) a time-varying basic reproduction number at the early onset of the pandemic. Using data from March 14, 2020, to May 10, 2020, sub-Saharan African countries were still grappling with COVID-19 at that point in the pandemic. The region’s basic reproduction number (R0) was 1.89 (95% CI: 1.767 to 2.026) using the growth model and 1.513 (95% CI: 1.491 to 1.535) with the maximum likelihood method, indicating that, on average, infected individuals transmitted the virus to less than two secondary persons. Several countries, including Sudan (R0: 2.03), Ghana (R0: 1.87), and Somalia (R0: 1.85), exhibited high transmission rates. These findings highlighted the need for continued vigilance and the implementation of effective control measures to combat the pandemic in the region. It is anticipated that the findings in this study would not only function as a historical record of reproduction numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries, but can serve as a blueprint for addressing future pandemics of a similar nature.
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    Exploring the Root Causes of Low Household Income among Smallholder Farmers in Kamuli District, Busoga Region, Uganda.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Lubaale, Ronald Gideon; Ocan, Johnson; Adyanga, Francis Akena
    This study investigated the root causes of low household incomes among smallholder farmers in Kamuli District, Busoga Region, Uganda. Employing a mixed methods approach, the research integrated quantitative and qualitative data collection methods to comprehensively explore the factors influencing household income. The study population comprised 100 smallholder farmers and 20 key informants, totaling 120 respondents. Simple random sampling and purposive sampling were used to select respondents. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS, and reliability statistics indicated a high level of internal consistency among survey items. Qualitative data was analyzed by using thematic analysis. The findings revealed significant challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Kamuli District. These challenges were categorized into agricultural production practices and technologies, institutional factors and market dynamics, and environmental factors and shocks. Limited adoption of modern agricultural practices, poor market access, and climate variability emerged as key impediments to income generation. Possible strategies to address these challenges were identified, including the adoption of modern agricultural practices, investment in training and extension services, infrastructure improvements, access to credit, and establishment of farmer cooperative associations. These strategies aimed to enhance agricultural productivity, market access, and resilience to environmental shocks. The study underscored the interconnectedness of challenges faced by smallholder farmers and emphasized the need for integrated interventions involving technological innovations, institutional reforms, and climate adaptation measures. Collaboration among stakeholders was essential to implement effective solutions and promote sustainable development in agricultural communities. By addressing the root causes of low household income, this study sought to contribute to poverty reduction and food security in Kamuli District and beyond.
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    The Impact of Academic Staff Appraisals on Job performance in Rwanda's Private Universities.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Ngirabakunzi, Felicien; Ocan, Johnson; Adyanga, Francis Akena
    The study aimed to investigate the impact of staff appraisals on job performance within higher education institutions in Rwanda. Its objectives were to assess the types of appraisals conducted in private universities, evaluate job performance in a selected university, and determine the impact of staff appraisal on job performance. Methodologically, the study employed a mixed-methods approach, combining quantitative and qualitative research methods. A sample of 40 academic staff and 2 senior officials from one university was selected using universal and purposive sampling techniques. Data was collected through structured questionnaires and one-on-one interviews. Key quantitative findings included a low frequency of academic staff appraisals, with Management by Objectives (MBO) and self-evaluation being the predominant methods. Despite this, job performance among academic staff was generally high, with an overall mean score of 3.49. Statistical analysis revealed a significant correlation (p < 0.01) between staff appraisals and job performance, indicating a moderate relationship (r = 0.547) between the two variables. Based on these findings, it is recommended that higher education institutions in Rwanda consider enhancing their staff appraisal systems to further improve job performance. Implementing more regular and comprehensive appraisal processes, along with diverse appraisal methods, could potentially lead to increased motivation and productivity among academic staff.
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    Factors Influencing Recentralization of Local Government Functions in Uganda.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Biryomumeisho, Stephen; Ocan, Johnson; Adyanga, Francis Akena
    The decentralization system of governance is perceived as one of the recent public sector reforms to improve service delivery in Uganda. It is the transfer of authority from Central to Local Governments to execute their duties to improve service delivery. Various developing countries have praised Uganda’s decentralization policy regarding the magnitude of the transfer of authority to the local level. However, since 2003, the Central Government started reversing the policy in terms of decentralization of the appointment of Chief Administrative Officers and Municipal Town Clerks and of recent City Town Clerks (for new cities in Uganda) from the District Service Commissions (DSCs) to the Public Service Commission, recentralization of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) under the management of the Executive Director, Procurement of drugs from the district health office to the National Medical Stores (NMS), recentralization of the payroll and the recent recentralization of local revenue collection from LGs. This paper focuses on the factors influencing the decentralization of Local Government powers in Uganda. This is presumed to be evidence of the demise of the recentralization policy. From the reviewed articles, these factors include accountability challenges, human resource management crisis, political interference by local authorities and lack of financial discipline among local authorities and fear of local autonomy. The paper concluded that decentralization of Local Government functions reduced undue influence of local politicians though it accorded excessive powers to executive officers in Local Governments; the human resource crisis was mainly caused by poor man power planning. Recentralisation of local revenue caused financial constraints at the local level and recentralisation of KCCA led to the weakening of the opposition but led to increases resources to develop the capital city. The paper recommended that the Parliament should harmonize with the central government on the issue of returning Local revenue collection and management at the local level; give reasonable powers to the local Governments to control top technical leadership; increase funding to Central Government staff to monitor Local Government programs and build the capacity of local leaders to improve service delivery.
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    Management and Utilisation of Land Resources to Attain Economic Sustainability among Christians in West Ankole Diocese, Uganda.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Ahereza, Madelean; Ocan, Johnson; Adyanga, Francis Akena
    The study set out to investigate the land resources that are accessible in the West Ankole Diocese, their management and use, and the obstacles that stand in the way of the diocese achieving the targeted level of economic sustainability. Districts of Bushenyi, Sheema, Mitooma, Rubirizi, and Buhweju, form the Greater Bushenyi area which is all included in the West Ankole diocese. The study incorporated qualitative as well as quantitative techniques, such as the observation method, focus groups, and one-on-one interviews. Using these methods, researchers observed the behavior of study participants and made inferences about their responses and operations. It was anticipated that the primary conclusions of the results would clarify some shortcomings, highlighting gaps in the methods used for the utilization of terrestrial resources, which resulted in development imbalances, high rates of malnutrition, and food shortages while other resources remained idle. The reasons for this were further explored, and potential mitigation strategies were put forth. In terms of contribution, this study suggested regulated population expansion, informed instruction in contemporary land use, and a shift in land ownership. The limitations of the study concluded that the problems addressed in this research and the suggestions presented provide the basis for improving the land use practices being conducted. The study looked for novel strategies that, if adopted, would enhance the economic livelihoods in West Ankole Diocese and raise living standards and sustainably generate income. It also identified land resource practices that have contributed to underdevelopment. According to the study, in order to achieve sustainable growth through the use of land resources, the diocese would eventually generate higher economic gains from the resources if the relevant authorities were empowered. The research has been carried out in Uganda for the first time, despite being founded on a review of pertinent papers.
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    Theoretical Review of Pay Restructuring in Uganda's Public Service Health Sector.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Olum, Samson; Adyanga, Francis Akena; Ocan, Johnson
    This article examines the impact of wage reforms on service delivery, financial stability, managerial efficiency, and donor influence and focuses on the public health sector in Uganda. Like other reforming countries, Uganda also implemented salary structure reform for various reasons, but the most important ones were to pay civil servants a living wage, make remuneration transparent, align the salary structure with the single-spine structure, and consequently increase the number of employees' motivation and efficiency in service delivery. The study analyzed research articles, policy documents, reports, and media coverage on pay changes for public health workers. Key findings show that the original goal of wage reforms, such as the single-spine structure has not been achieved; several pay scale structures were reintroduced. Different service models are used to calculate wages. Similar cadres of civil servants receive different salary grades; and wage allocation receives more funding than other areas, such as development and supplies. The results suggest that salary increases affect allocations in other important areas but do not always result in public health workers' commitment to service. Compromise and negotiation have played an important role in public sector wage restructuring. A review of wage reforms implemented across Uganda's public sector will be based on the recommendations and issues addressed in this study. The study provides crucial benchmarks with regard to wage reform strategies that promote diversity in the public sector and the distribution of authorities. This study is unique because it focuses on wage restructuring in the public sector to align practices with policies. Although based on a review of relevant documents, it was conducted for the first time in Uganda.
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    Teachers' Competence as an Avenue for "Learning Through Play Pedagogy" in Preschools: A Case of Makindye Ssabagabo Division.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Ngalonsa, Luciana; Ocan, Johnson; Adyanga, Francis Akena
    The purpose of this study was to establish whether teacher competence can enhance the use of learning through play (LTP) pedagogy in preschools. Specifically, the objectives of the study were to; examine how teachers' knowledge of the strand matter influences the use of learning through play in preschools, to establish whether teachers' knowledge about learners influences the implementation of learning through play in preschool, and to assess teachers' pedagogical knowledge needed on the use of learning through play in pre-schools. The study was guided by scaffolding instruction as a teaching strategy from the social constructivist theory by Levy Vygotsky (1978). The study adopted a case study design. The study population comprised preschool class teachers, heads of sections, head teachers, and pupils in class observation. Purposive sampling was used to apportion individual members selected. Data was collected using the interview schedule, focus group discussions, and documentary analysis. The qualitative data was analyzed using content analysis and presented in narrative form. These techniques involved observing the study participants & behavior and drawing conclusions based on their responses and actions in the way they engaged in incorporating the learning through play pedagogy. The main findings of the results highlighted and approved that some of the teachers were competent in using the learning through play pedagogy while others still used the teacher-centered approach. Teachers conducted play without a pre-conceived pedagogical purpose. Others still involved children in the learning process in the absence of play. Further investigation revealed that those doing it well had received continuous professional development support, unlike the rest. In terms of contribution, the research recommended pedagogical advancements by showcasing the benefits of learning through play. The novelty of the study concluded that the problems addressed in this research and the suggestions presented provide the basis for improving ECD practices while using play in learning.
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    Water Service Delivery Issues and Challenges for the Urban Poor Zones in Southwestern Uganda.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Muhamya, Horace; Ocan, Johnson; Adyanga, Francis Akena
    The article aims to examine the issues and challenges associated with providing water services to urban impoverished areas in Southwestern Uganda. The research methodology employed in this study involved conducting a comprehensive desktop study and literature review, systematically searching, and selecting peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and conference proceedings within a specified scope, using carefully chosen keywords and search criteria. After collating and evaluating the selected literature, a thorough synthesis was done to identify existing knowledge gaps and provide insights into the research questions under investigation. The main findings of the results highlight the need for integrated service models to expand water service delivery for the urban poor zones in southwestern Uganda. The study concludes that the problems addressed in this research and the suggestions presented provide the basis for improving water services to urban impoverished areas in Southwestern Uganda. This research will broaden service models for urban areas while also creating service models for locations with features of impoverished conditions. It is crucial to remember that households in urban cells were more likely to use improved water sources (including piped water on-premises), make regular payments for water,rely on shared sanitation facilities, and use manual sludge emptying services.
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    Public-Private Partnership and Early Childhood Education in Kasese District, Uganda.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Kategaya, Raymond Mwesigye; Adyanga, Akena Francis; Ocan, Johnson
    The article’s main purpose was to investigate the relationship between public-private partnership (PPP) and early childhood education in Kasese District, Uganda. The main objectives of the study were to establish the role played by public-private partnerships in making certain that children develop numerical skills and expressive communication abilities. The study was conducted through an Ex Post Facto design study design. The target population of the study was stakeholders for early childhood education in Kasese District, Western Uganda. To ensure fair representation, research subjects were selected from each stratum of stakeholders. The scholar thus used stratified and, later on, random sampling techniques. The sample selected had 312 respondents from an estimated total number of 1.417 ECD stakeholders in Kasese District. Primary data was collected by administering a questionnaire that was designed on a 5-point Likert Scale, ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. Face-to-face interviews and an observation checklist were also used in the collection of data. Data collected was presented and analyzed with frequency distribution and percentages while the corresponding hypothesis was tested with Chi-square statistic at 0.05 alpha levels. It was found the PPP in ECDs helped in the improvement of numeracy among children. For instance, stakeholders’ work helped in improving children’s counting of fingers on one hand or even copying and drawing shapes amongst young ones. Similarly, respondents indicated that Policy Guideline Formulation due to PPP led children to sort objects by color and shape. Also, results showed that PPP in ECD enhanced communication ability whereby children were able to put up two words together as per caregiver guidance. It also led a child to pay attention to a simple story being narrated and thereafter answer questions from the account. Similarly, it was also found that Institutional Factors for PPP supported expressive ability in children in that they were in a position to follow a simple command. Besides, the availability of suitable Home Environment Factors was also found to promote communication ability in children. Thus, the study concluded that public-private partnership plays a part in ensuring that children develop numerically. concepts. It was also concluded that public-private partnership plays a role in making certain that children develop expressive communication abilities.
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    Effects of Universal Primary Education on Completion Rates of Pupils in Primary Schools in Isingiro District.
    (Kabale University, 2023) Ngabirano, Ziporah; Adyanga, Francis Akena; Ocan, Johnson
    Introducing UPE worldwide led to a surge in enrolment rates in most countries, which often overwhelmed and exceeded the capacity of education systems. Severe constraints such as a shortage of teachers and school materials led to overcrowding in Uganda, the student-teacher ratio moved from 37.6 million in 1996 to 59.4 million in 1997. Dropout rates also increased and survival rates sunk from 59% to 37%. Notable is that promoting a nation's social and economic growth depends on universal primary education. This article investigated the universal basic education policy and the primary school completion rates of pupils in Isingiro District in South Western Uganda. A secondary data review and a qualitative research approach were the study's compasses. Document analysis was done, data from articles reports, and research done by different scholars was collected to identify and examine relevant themes associated with the effect of UPE on completion rates in primary schools of the Isingiro district. The main conclusion was that the introduction of UPE in primary schools of the Isingiro district did not have an observable positive change in the completion rates at the end of primary seven as compared to when UPE was not yet introduced to the Ugandan education system.
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    Effects of accessibility and adequacy of technical vocational education and training equipment on acquisition of employable skills in Uganda. A case of Uganda Technical College - Elgon.
    (Kabale University, 2024) Wanda, Herbert; Edoru, John Michael
    The Government of Uganda has continued to establish and equip public Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions in the country. However, despite the initiatives, learners have continued to join the industry and claimed to have inadequate employable skills. This poses the question of whether the equipment utilized is adequate and accessed by learners to acquire employable skills. This paper therefore examined the access and adequacy of TVET equipment in Technical Colleges. A descriptive survey design utilizing quantitative and qualitative approaches of research was conducted, with a sample size of 100 learners and 5 instructors were selected. A simple random sampling technique to choose learners responded to the questionnaires and purposive selection of instructors for focus group discussions. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences was used to run descriptive analyses, ordinal regressions, and frequency distribution. Findings on adequacy show that 77% of the learners are availed of equipment not relevant to their program and spend little time practicing on the equipment. In conclusion, TVET equipment was inadequate with limited time spent on practicum, and recommended that Government institutions should undergo into memorandum of understanding with the industry to enable learners to adequately access practice experience on modern equipment relevant to their training.
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    Kansyore Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers Abandoned the Northeastern Lake Victoria Shoreline during an Arid Period in the Middle Holocene: A Reconsideration of Dates from Western Kenya with New Radiometric and Faunal Evidence from the Namundiri A Shell Midden, Eastern Uganda
    (Journal of African Archaeology, 2022) Mica B., Jone; Ruth, Tibesasa
    Kansyore pottery-using groups of the northeastern Lake Victoria Basin represent one of only a few examples of ‘complex’ hunter- gatherers in Africa. Archaeologists link evidence of specialized fishing, a seasonal land-use cycle between lake and riverine sites, and intensive investment in ceramic production to behav- ioral complexity after 9 thousand years ago (ka). However, a gap in the Kansyore radiocarbon record of the region between ~7 and 4.4 cal ka limits explanations of when and why social and economic changes occurred. This study provides the first evidence of lakeshore occupation during this temporal break at the only well-studied Kansyore site in eastern Uganda, Namundiri A. Within the context of other sites in nearby west- ern Kenya, radiometric and faunal data from the site indicate a move from the lake to a greater reliance on riverine habitats with middle Holocene aridity ~5–4 cal ka and the arrival of food producers to the region after ~3 cal ka.
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    Teacher rewards and their performance: a case study of selected secondary schools in southern division, Kabale municipality
    (Kabale University Interdisciplinary Research Journal (KURJ), 2022-12) Agnes, Nyinamasiko; John Michael, Edoru
    Teachers’ performance management is a continuous process for identifying, evaluating and developing the work performance of teachers, so that the goals and objectives of the schools are more effectively achieved, while at the same time benefiting teachers. This study was carried out to establish how teacher rewards influence their performance. A case study of selected secondary schools in Southern Division, Kabale Municipality. The study used cross sectional survey research design. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were utilized for data collection and analysis Interviews guides were used to collect qualitative data while structured questionnaires instrument was used to collect quantitative data. The study participants were 55 teachers, and 15 head teachers in the selected secondary schools in southern division Kabale municipality. The researcher used systematic analysis method to analyze quantitative data and thematic data analysis to analyze qualitative data. The study established that, teachers’ rewards is highly influenced their performance, and also, financial rewards highly influenced the teachers’ rewards in secondary schools in southern division, Kabale municipality. Finally, it was recommended that the Government of Uganda and the Ministry of Education and sports should provide adequate information and counseling to teachers on creating an environment, inside the classroom and beyond where students can talk openly about their learning, their challenges and what allows them to succeed, teachers’ salaries should be determined according to sector needs as opposed to macro-economic policy requirements if Uganda is to attain the Millennium Development Goals related to Education, there is also a need to continuously engage teachers in the National teachers Union (UNATU) a statutory representative of teachers at all levels in both private and government sectors; this will enable teachers to consult on educational, labor and other relevant issues
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    Mentorship and supervision in Ugandan higher education institutions universities: challenges and prospects
    (Kabale University Interdisciplinary Research Journal (KURJ), 2022-12) John Michael, Edoru; Sanni Tajudeen, Adebayo
    The paper examined the current status of Mentorship and Supervision in Ugandan higher education institutions and universities and considered the ideal model of Mentorship and Supervision for a typical higher education institution and university. The paper then depicted the importance of Mentorship as one way of fostering effective and efficient service delivery at higher education institutions and universities. The ideal higher education institution or university should facilitate personal and professional development enabling individuals and groups to achieve their full potential. Mentoring is a dynamic way of facilitating such development. The higher education institution or university formally requires all its faculties to make arrangements for the mentoring of its newly appointed staff and newly admitted students. Mentoring at a higher education institution or university entails long time passing on of support, guidance and advice. The underlying factor in mentoring in the work place is that the more experienced colleague uses their greater knowledge and understanding of the work or workplace to support the development of a more junior or inexperienced member of staff. The Mentoring and Supervision discussed in this paper has been considered through the three strands of the mandate of the higher education institution which are: teaching, research and community service. Data concerning Mentorship and Supervision was obtained from a meta- analysis of documents such as reports, journals, articles and books concerning Mentorship in the Ugandan higher education institutions and universities. The overall mean score for the influence was 2.5 which indicates a low influence of mentorship and supervision on the career. The paper underscored the status of Mentorship and Supervision at the Ugandan higher education institutions and universities as low. Lastly, pointed out the challenges faced in mentoring staff and students and charted the way forward in the mentoring process at Ugandan higher education institutions and universities. Therefore, the study recommends that supervisors-supervisees relationships be improved to achieve higher graduate study completion rates
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    Resource mobilisation and allocation priorities on knowledge production in universities in Uganda: an empirical study
    (Kabale University Interdisciplinary Research Journal (KURJ), 2022-12) Eva Irene, Tumusiime
    Knowledge production is recognised as one of the core functions of a university, but its effective implementation has eluded many African universities, particularly those in Uganda. This paper analyses whether this situation is explained by these universities’ resource mobilisation and allocation priorities. Using a mixed research design, data was collected from purposively selected respondents and from interviews with top management officials of Universities. In addition, a structured questionnaire to faculty members who were conveniently selected from four of the largest universities in Uganda was used. Data was analysed using qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis. Results indicate that the selected universities’ resource mobilisation and allocation do not give knowledge production the priority it deserves. The priorities focus more on meeting the demands of the teaching, administrative and instructional infrastructure development functions. The research function is largely left out based on a view that it can generate its own resources not only through faculties and departments winning funded research projects and using university industry collaborations but also through research students and faculty members sponsoring their research projects. This view however, does not always hold. Consequently, the paper concludes by urging top management of Uganda’s universities that if they are to produce the knowledge expected of them, they have to give the research function the priority it deserves when mobilising and allocating resources.
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    Epidemiology and Causes of common Soccer injuries During University Games in Uganda
    (Kabale University, 2022) Tusiime, Olive; Kateshumbwa, Eunice; Chebet, Milton
    The study sought to establish the common soccer injuries, their causes and management among Busitema University athletes. The study used a cross-sectional survey design involving quantitative and qualitative approaches on a sample of 76 respondents, obtained by simple random and purposive sampling techniques. Data was collected by use of selfadministered questionnaires, an observational tool and interview guide. Quantitative data analysis involved generation of descriptive statistics; frequencies, percentages and means. Qualitative data was analysed using content analysis. The study established that the common injuries were ligament sprain or strains (56.6%) and re-injuries (55.1%). Dry and hard grounds, joint instability, bad playing field conditions, inadequate treatment/ rehabilitation from previous injury, exercise overload/ over training, poor skill execution, poor training techniques and player neglect caused the injuries. It was recommended that quality playing fields and equipment, providing players with adequate attention and advocating for full implementation of fair play rules should be fostered to abate sports injuries. Keywords: Sports Injuries, Soccer Injuries, Sports Accidents, University Football
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    Role of In-service Teacher Training as a Tool for the Student’s Performance in Selected Public Secondary Schools in Kisoro District
    (International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review, 2022-01-03) Ponsiano, Mugarura; Fredrick, Ssempala; Sarah, Nachuha
    In-service training is very important in the life of a learner and general performance of the school. Student achievement is linked to numerous factors, but quality teachers are one of the most important components of student success. If schoolteachers do not have the tools they need to teach students effectively; their students will not get quality education. The major purpose of the study was to assess the role of teacher In-service training as a tool for the student’s performance in selected public schools in Kisoro district. The study applied a mixed methods research design which involved both quantitative and qualitative methods to collect and analyze data. Quantitative data were collected using questionnaire while qualitative data, in-depth interviews. Study sample included the district inspector of schools and District Education Officer and 238 teachers in Kisoro district. It also positively contributes to teacher’s performance. Importantly also, in-service teacher training according to the findings motivates teachers for better results. To teach effectively, teachers need access to ongoing teacher professional development. This professional development enables teachers to improve their own education through seminars, workshops, and classes among others. The study therefore recommends that teachers should frequently be afforded study leaves or time off to do training. During this period, the school can hire part-time teachers so that normal learning is not disrupted. It’s important to appreciate that continual professional development gives teacher’s time to learn and implement new strategies.