Teachers' well-being and performance at government-aided primary schools in Rubanda District's Bubaare Sub-County
Phelix, Businge Mbabazi
Olivia Nina, Rugambwa
International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
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 the influence of teachers’ welfare on their performance in government aided primary schools in Bubaare sub-county in Rubanda District South Western Uganda. The study used cross sectional survey research design. Qualitative approach was 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 74 teachers, 7 PTA leaders and 7 head teachers in the selected government aided primary schools in Bubaare sub-county, Rubanda District. The researchers used systematic analysis method to analyze quantitative data and thematic data analysis to analyse qualitative data. The study established that, teachers’ welfare highly influenced teachers performance, and also, schools leaders’ attitudes highly influenced the teachers’ welfare in government aided primary schools in Bubaare sub-county, Rubanda District. Finally, it was recommended that government should put up strategies to ensure that staff accommodation /houses are conducive and adequate facilities are put in place for teachers satisfactory for improved performance, local communities and parents should support schools with provision of food items to make meals (balanced diet) available to teachers, government should appreciate the significance of medical services for teachers in order to perform and health insurance schemes should be made available to teachers, government should provide more educational facilities such as working tables, sitting facilities, teaching materials and infrastructural facilities and PTA leaders and other stake holders should put up strategies to provide teachers with allowances, good working conditions.
Teachers’ welfare, teachers’ performance, school environment, government aided primary schools.