Staff Training Programmes and Teachers’ Job Performance in Selected Secondary Schools of Kanungu Town Council, Kanungu District
The study assessed the role of staff training programmes on teachers’ job performance in selected secondary schools in Kanungu Town Council, Kanungu district. The study was guided by three objectives namely: To analyse staff training programmes geared towards teachers’ job performance employed by selected secondary schools of Kanungu Town Council; to examine the Teachers’ attitudes towards training among selected secondary schools of Kanungu Town Council; and, to find out the challenges that hinder the implementation of staff training programmes geared at improving teachers’ job performance in selected secondary schools of Kanungu Town Council. The study used a cross-sectional descriptive survey design with both quantitative and qualitative approaches of data collection and analysis. The study involved members of the District Education Office, Deputy Head Teachers, Directors of Studies, Head Teachers, Parents on Parents Teachers Association, Members of Board of Governors and teachers. A sample size of 173 was used. Questionnaires and interviews were used during data collection. Data was analysed using statistical package for social scientists’ (SPSS) version 20.0 later presented in tables, pie-charts, and graphs. The study findings indicated that the staff training programmes used in the schools included induction, seminars and workshops, UNEB Training of examiners about the basic requirements of UNEB as related to setting standard question papers and marking. This helped teachers to acquire basic skills and experiences in being efficient and guiding their students with best practices on question-and-answer approaches for greater academic performance. This study revealed that Teachers’ attitudes towards their performance in that positive perception on training programmes enhances the acceptability of the programme, and by extension, teacher performance. When training programmes lead to teachers’ new knowledge and skills, and result in promotions, then teachers have a positive perception of the training programmes. The study findings on whether there were any challenges that hindered the implementation of staff training programmes geared at improving teachers’ job performance included limited funds, teachers’ attitude towards training, resistance to change by teachers and lack of time by teachers due to work schedules and the affect teachers’ participation in training and their performance. The study recommended regular inspection related to staff training, facilitation of teachers by schools for staff training programmes, time allocation for staff training programmes on work plans, strengthening career development desk and bigger budget allocation for staff training.
A Research Dissertation Submitted To the Directorate of Post Graduate Training in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Award of a Master of Arts Degree in Education Management of Kabale University
Staff Training, Programmes ,Teachers’ Job, Performance, Secondary Schools