Access and Quality Challenges Facing Community Secondary Schools: A Case of Kilolo District Iringa, Tanzania

Saga, Wema Mfwimi (2014) Access and Quality Challenges Facing Community Secondary Schools: A Case of Kilolo District Iringa, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study on access and quality challenges facing community secondary schools was conducted in Kilolo District, Iringa region. Eight (8) secondary schools were selected and involved eight (8) heads of secondary schools, thirty two (32) teachers and sixty four (64) students. Structured Questionnaire was used in collecting both qualitative and quantitative data which was later analyzed basing on the objectives of the study. The study found that the main challenges that limit access to quality education are shortage of teachers, inadequate teaching and learning materials as well as school infrastructures. Other factors were associated with institution arrangement and education system. The study recommended the following for the current status of community secondary schools: - heads of schools should ensure that they use qualified teachers and enroll students according to the resources available. For the factors that influence access to quality education the researcher recommends the following: - The government should employ more teachers, teachers should be provided with training and seminars, the government in collaboration with heads of schools should ensure that quality teaching and learning materials and supporting learning infrastructures are made available, school inspections should be done regularly to monitor smooth delivery of quality education, there should be no differences between the policy objectives and politicians’ interest. Finally, school managers, heads of schools together with their teaching staff should be motivated for extra workload they are undertaking in managing their schools.

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: 28 Dec 2015 11:29
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2015 11:29
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/626

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