Assessment of Factors Affecting Quality of Education in Public Secondary Schools in Tanzania: A Case of Mbeya Rural.

Mwalwajo, Isaack David (2020) Assessment of Factors Affecting Quality of Education in Public Secondary Schools in Tanzania: A Case of Mbeya Rural. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study investigated “factors affecting the quality of education in public secondary schools”. The specific objectives include to identify necessary requirements for a secondary school to provide quality education; to asses on the availability of learning and teaching resources in provision of quality education in secondary schools and to examine the quality of teachers available in provision of quality education in rural public secondary schools. The study employed quantitative and qualitative research approaches and cross sectional research design. The sample for the study was made up of 4 head of schools, 8 teachers and 80 students. The instruments used for this research were the questionnaires also the study used interview guide as the data collection method. The data revealed that quality education needs improvement of infrastructures like laboratories with enough equipments and libraries with enough books, sufficient of teaching and learning resources, committed and competences, curriculum reviewed in time and rational payments for teachers for better quality education provided. The finding also shows that teachers were qualified, but are indisposed to their employment because of the low payment. Inadequacy of instructional materials limits teachers’ creativity. The study recommends that, the government should motivate teachers by paying them enough salary in order to motivate them in teaching career. The government should provide enough instructional materials through capitation grants in schools in order to prevent the schools from collapse on the provision of quality education. Therefore, there should be a transformation of working location by renovating physical facilities, there is a need of motivating teachers in any means to attract them on working environment; this could increase their morale on teaching and hence quality education provision.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 07:44
Last Modified: 04 May 2021 07:44

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