A survey of factors affecting turnover of Board of governor graduate teachers in public secondary schools in Kikuyu District in Kenya
Kamwilu, Dorothy Mukiri
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Secondary school education development in Kenya has been one of the main concerns of the government since independence. Recommendations have been made by education reports, starting from the Ominde report (1964), on provision of sufficient and well trained teachers in the Kenyan schools. Besides supply of teachers, there have also been efforts to retain and motivate them in the teaching profession so as to provide quality education in secondary schools. Improvement of conditions of service for teachers is a promising way of increasing teacher morale, making the profession more attractive, enhancing retention of teachers, mitigating turn over, and improving the quality of teaching and learning.. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting turnover of board of governors' teachers in public secondary schools in Kikuyu district, Kenya. The objectives of the study were; to find out how compensation influence commitment and turnover of such teachers, to establish the effect of their working conditions, to determine the extent to which institution support to get placement in TSC affects their commitment and turnover, and finally to examine how further training affects commitment and turnover of the BOG teachers in Kikuyu district. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Purposive random sampling technique was used to select principals while simple random sampling was used to pick BOG teachers from all the public secondary schools in Kikuyu district. A sample of78 respondents was selected from a target population of520 out of which 60 responded to the questions. Closed ended questionnaires were used to collect data from respondents. Data analysis was facilitated by use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).