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|Title: ||Perception of staffing issues and thier effect on academic performances of pupils in selected Government-aided primary schools in Bugiri district|
|Authors: ||Tenywa, David|
|Keywords: ||Teacher staffing|
|Issue Date: ||5-Dec-2008 |
|Abstract: ||The study attempted to find out how staffing issues of quality, workload and accommodation of teachers affect academic performance of pupils in government-aided primary schools in Bugiri District. The study employed a cross sectional research design where qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques were used. The Chi square was used in data analysis. The specific objectives of the study were to find out how: teacher quality, teacher workload and staff accommodation affect academic performance of pupils in government-aided primary schools. The study revealed that staffing issues of teacher quality, workload and staff accommodation are really wanting yet are critical in pupils' academic performance. Indeed, the findings showed that the poor PLE performance in government-aided primary schools was a result of low teacher quality, heavy teacher workload and acute shortage of staff accommodation, among others. From the discussion of the findings, the following conclusions were made:
(i) Teacher quality affects academic performance of pupils in government-aided primary schools. (ii) Teacher workload affects academic performance of pupils in government-aided primary schools. (iii) Staff accommodation affects academic performance of pupils in government-aided primary schools.
Recommendations: Improvement of academic performance of pupils requires effective and efficient staffing of government-aided primary schools and therefore the following measures are recommended: (a) Teacher quality must be improved by: training teachers on trial (TOTs); boosting teacher morale through provision of incentives and support supervision to novice teachers to teach effectively and efficiently. (b) Teacher workload must be improved by increasing number of teachers to match increased enrollments and meet curriculum demands for effective and efficient teaching. (c) Addressing staff accommodation problem by constructing head teachers, and teachers' houses at school or renting them accommodation near school to be effective and efficient in their work.|
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