Employees’ Accommodations Deficiency in Kigoma Remote Community Secondary Schools and their Perceived Job Performance

Authors

  • Jovin, J.

Keywords:

Employees’ Accommodations, Community Secondary schools, Job Performance

Abstract

The 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.

Author Biography

Jovin, J.

Open University of Tanzania

Published

2020-12-16