Challenges Associated with Primary School Teachers’ Accommodation in Rural Areas in Arusha District Council

Mohamed, Mbwana Juma (2017) Challenges Associated with Primary School Teachers’ Accommodation in Rural Areas in Arusha District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study examined the challenges associated with teachers’ accommodations in Arusha District Council. This study has three research objectives which are to explore accommodation challenges facing teachers in rural primary schools, to assess education stakeholders support in solving the challenges of accommodation facing teachers and evaluate measures to solve accommodation challenges facing teachers in rural schools. This study focused on sample of one hundred and thirty-three (133) Samples were selected by simple random and purpose sampling. Data collected through focus group discussions, interviews, observation and documentary search. The study findings revealed that there was acute shortage of teachers’ houses. The few houses available were not in good condition and others were very old. The study revealed that the available teachers’ houses do not have enough facilities. Additionally, it was revealed that parents, community members and organizations such as TANAPA, NGOs and central Government played a key role in supporting the district to overcome teachers’ accommodation problem. To overcome accommodation challenges facing teachers, Arusha District Council and other stakeholders took several measures. It was recommended that the local government, school management and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology should set mechanisms to ensure teacher’s houses are built to meet demands. Ward and village leaders should use more diplomatic ways to persuade community members to voluntarily contribute funds and labor force in teachers’ houses construction. Furthermore, it was also found that there is a need for further studies on assessing impact and challenges associated with teachers’ accommodation public primary schools on teacher’s turnover in rural areas.

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: 29 Sep 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 11:20
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1972

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