Factors Causing Secondary School Teachers’ Delay in Reporting and Not Staying Long After Reporting in Their Work Stations in Tanga District, Tanzania

Abtwalib, Naima (2015) Factors Causing Secondary School Teachers’ Delay in Reporting and Not Staying Long After Reporting in Their Work Stations in Tanga District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study was conducted in Tanga City Council to investigate the factors causing secondary school teachers delay in reporting and not staying long after reporting in their work stations. The first objective was to find out proportion of reporting and non-reporting teachers for the last four years, 2011-2014. Secondly finding out how long teachers take to report in work stations. Thirdly to investigate reasons given by teachers for late reporting and not staying long in the work stations after reporting. Fourthly determination of time for teachers staying before quitting their first station. A survey research design was used. The researcher used quantitative descriptive statistics. The sample of this study included six public secondary schools, 173 teachers, 6 heads of schools and 6 academic officers, 6 ward education officers, 1 District Secondary Education Officer, 1 Teachers Service Department (TSD) officer and 1 Teachers Workers Union (CWT). Non probability sampling was used for selecting the sample. Purposive sampling techniques were used to get respondents. Teachers available on material day responded to questionnaires. Data were obtained through structured interview guides and various district educational records. The study shows that, there was an acute shortage of science subject teachers in the district, also there was a delay of teachers reporting in their work stations. The leading reason for teachers’ late reporting involved lack of interest in geographical location while the reason for teachers not staying long after reporting in their work stations was poor working conditions which together contribute to teachers’ deficit and students’ poor performance. It was recommended that government should create conducive and attractive working environment which could attract the qualified candidates to report and stay long in their working stations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:08
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:08
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1436

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