Assessments of Teachers’ Retention Strategies in Public and Private Secondary Schools in Manyara Region

Jalala, Samli (2017) Assessments of Teachers’ Retention Strategies in Public and Private Secondary Schools in Manyara Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study is aimed to explore the teachers’ retention strategies between the private and public secondary schools in Babati Town council. The study was guided by four research objectives which were (i) To assess the factors affecting the job turnover for teachers in government schools in Babati Town council (ii) To assess the retention strategies used by the community to enhance teachers’ retention (iii) To compare the retention strategies used by private and public schools administrators to enhance teachers’ retention (iv) To assess the role of students in enhancing teachers’ retention. The study used both qualitative and quantitative approach where the sample of 191 respondents of different categories was interviewed and the data of the study was collected through structured questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Simple random sampling was used to select the respondent of the study. The key findings of the study indicated that low salary, distance from home to school, lack of motivation, lack of morale and poor respect of teaching profession as well as lack profession development were the major reasons which cause teachers turnover in many government schools in Babati Town council. Also the study showed that the community have great role of making teachers to remains in schools if they were incorporated. Furthermore, the study showed that the private schools have managed to retain teachers because their administrators motivate them by providing extra duty allowance, giving them housing and rewarding top performers. It was concluded that in order the government schools to perform better they should have good and enough teachers in all teaching subjects. Therefore, this study recommends that if the government wants to retain teachers and to compete with private schools, the government should increase teacher’s salary so as to commensurate with their qualifications.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 08:08
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:26
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1730

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