The impact of prism in-service programme on the administrative performance of primary school headteachers. A case of Nambale division of Busia District and Amukura Division of Teso District.
Oliwa, Roselyda Oundo
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The purpose of this study is to find out the impact of PRISM in-service programme on the administrative performance of primary school head teachers. Specifically, the study sought to find out the following: i. Factors that motivated primary school head teachers, deputy head teachers and senior teachers to attend PRISM in-service training. ii. Attitudes of primary school head teachers, deputy head teachers and senior teachers towards PRISM in-service. iii. Impact of PRISM in service training on the management of primary schools. The study involved thirty (30) teachers from ten (10) primary schools who comprised of:- Ten (10) Head teachers Ten (10) Deputy Head teachers Ten (10) Senior teachers Questionnaires were administered to the teachers of the selected schools. The major findings showed that:- i. Head teachers were promoted without considering whether they had proper school management skills. ii. Majority of the teachers were of the opinion that before a teacher is promoted to headship, he/she must have been properly trained in school management. iii. The performance in K.C.P.E examinations of those schools whose head teachers were PRISM trained was slightly higher compared to that of the schools whose Head teachers were not in-serviced On the basis of the findings the researcher made the recommendations as follows: i) The curriculum teacher training level should be restructured so that fewer subjects are offered for study as this will enable student teachers to specialize and pay more attention to the professional aspect of the course, which includes school management. ii) The Ministry of education in Human Resource development should design suitable in-service course on school management. iii) Certificates should be offered to those teachers who successfully complete PRISM training.