Employees’ Accommodations Deficiency in Kigoma Remote Community Secondary Schools and their Perceived Job Performance
Keywords:Employees’ Accommodations, Community Secondary schools, Job Performance
AbstractThe study was conducted in Kigoma District to investigate employees’ accommodations deficiency in Kigoma Remote Community Secondary Schools and their Perceived Job Performance with special reference to teachers. It targeted all teachers and school heads living beyond 28 Kilometers from their schools. Overall number of Community Secondary Schools teachers and school heads ranged to 60 as from 2019–2020. A sample of 49 participants was drawn for study comprising of 44 teachers and 5 heads of schools were used. Teachers were given questionnaires while school heads were interviewed. Purposive sampling was used to select school heads and teachers from Kidahwe, Mkigo, Kagongo, Nyamhoza, and Amohoro for the study. A mixed research approach was deployed to analyse quantitative and qualitative data. Concurrent triangulation nested explanatory research design was used to explain the state of teachers’ accommodations. Data were collected through questionnaire, telephone interview, documentary review, and observation. Statistical package for social science (SPSS) 20 versions was used to analyse teachers’ questionnaires. Observation, documentary review and interview data were thematically analysed. The findings were; Kidahwe, Mkigo, Kagongo, Nyamhoza, and Amohoro completely lack teachers’ accommodations by 100%. The key reason was financial constraints. The study concludes that teachers' job performance in remote secondary schools was affected by the lack of accommodations. Therefore the government should provide enough funds for teachers’ accommodations.