Incentive Package and Performance of Secondary School Teachers at Shinyanga Municipality

Mwashalamila , Emili Antoni (2016) Incentive Package and Performance of Secondary School Teachers at Shinyanga Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Teacher motivation has become an important issue given their responsibility to impart knowledge and skills to students. Consequently, this study investigated the effects of Incentive Package on the performance of secondary school teachers in Shinyanga Municipality. Specifically the study sought to find out whether motivation of teachers had any effects on their morale to perform. A case study research design was adapted where a total sample of 88 respondents including secondary school teachers, headmasters/mistresses and district secondary school officer. The primary data was collected using structured questionnaires for teachers, and headmasters/mistresses as well as key informant interview guide for DSSEO and headmasters/mistresses. Observation of secondary schools compound and schools infrastructures was also held. Consequently, both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Research findings revealed that: Teacher’s salary earn per month were inadequacy to meet their basic needs; therefore salary was insufficient to motivate teachers and increase their morale to perform efficiently. In addition, fringe benefits were given rarely with favouritism to secondary schools teachers; something that demoralized teachers. On the other hand teaching and learning resources were available in most secondary schools in Shinyanga Municipality except libraries, laboratories computer and internet services. In order to improve teacher’s incentive and performance at work the study recommended; increase in the salary of secondary schools teachers to match the increased cost of living. In addition, teachers in secondary schools should be provided with fringe benefits like; teaching allowance, leave allowance, house allowance and the likes. On the other hand the problem of lacking crucial teaching and learning resources as well as school infrastructures must be solved immediately so as to enable teachers utilize them for betterment of their teaching processes

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: 01 Mar 2017 08:10
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:11
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1697

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