Challenges Facing the Public Primary School Teachers in their Teaching Career in Tanzania: A Case of Mbogwe District, Geita

Mayaru, Makene Obadia (2015) Challenges Facing the Public Primary School Teachers in their Teaching Career in Tanzania: A Case of Mbogwe District, Geita. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study focused on the challenges facing the public primary school teachers in teaching career in Mbogwe District. Specifically the study aimed at investigating the causes of the challenges that face the primary school teachers in their teaching career. The specific challenges that face the teachers in their teaching career and how do they affect the teaching of the primary school pupils. Lastly, strategies education authorities employed to improve the working conditions of the primary school teachers and realize quality education to primary school pupils in Mbogwe District. The study employed qualitative design. Study employed interviews, focused group discussions and documentary reviews as method of data collection. The results showed that the poor National Health Insurance (NHIF), poor promotion management among teachers and delays of payment of the arrears and poor incentive policy and allowances were the core causes of the challenges that affect the teachers working environment in Mbogwe District. Further, the results showed that the teachers were paid low salaries that hindered their ability to meet the basic needs of life like food and paying rent houses. This situation influenced the teachers to do other petty business which affected their attention toward lesson preparations. The result furthermore showed that the teachers faced the challenge of poor health services that caused them use their own funds as a result their income were eroded by double contributions, Finally, they were not given rent allowance this affected their living conditions and this situation increased their transport charges. Lastly, the results showed that, improving NHIF policy to allow the teachers to access better medical services. Recommendations for the study are attached.

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 10:07
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1441

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