Impact of employee training and development on performance: a case of teaching staff in public secondary schools in Magarini district, Kilifi county
The aim of this research study was to investigate the effects of teachers' professional training on academic performance of students in public secondary schools in Magarini district. This is following a downhill trend on performance recorded in the last four years in the district. It was be guided by the following objectives: to assess the proportion of trained and untrained staff in public secondary schools in-the district; to analyze the performance in: different subjects over a period of time and to find the correlation between training and performance. The researcher used survey design. The target population was 1350 respondents from 15 public secondary schools. The researcher then used stratified sampling method on schools and then randomly picked 50% from each stratum. Data was collected using a questionnaire which had both open-ended and closed-ended questions. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The SPSS software package was also used to analyze the data then presented in form of tables, pie-charts and bar graphs. The researcher found out that the level of trained teachers was higher than that of untrained teachers. The study also revealed that the correlation between training and performance was very weak and that it may not be wholly responsible for the poor performance in the district. The researcher recommended that other research studies should be conducted to establish other factors that might be causing the low performance.