Perception of leadership effectiveness of officials of Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) by members in Bomet District, Kenya
This project is Human resource management project. It is a survey carried out in Bomet District. The objective of the study was to establish the perception of the effectiveness of KUPPET representation by its members in Bomet District. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was all KUPPET members in the same District. The same members were given an opportunity to rate the effectiveness of their union representation by being availed with a set of items capturing the sub-set qualities of their welfare on a likert scale. The results from KUPPET member responses were used to generate both qualitative and quantitative data. It is from the analysis of the same results that the study was able to make decisions. The study concludes that KUPPET as so far done well in representation of 6 welfare subsets items, by being rated above average, namely; number of work hours (75%), medical allowance (63%), House allowance (68%), timely pensions and death benefits (57%) award of study leave (66%) fairness in recruitment (54%). While it was rated below average in the realization of 8 sub-sets of welfare namely: disturbance allowance (12%), fairness in deployment and transfers (32%), on merit promotions (42%), legal assistance on disciplinary issues (20%), leave allowance (5%), training and development of teachers (10%), recognition of HIV/AIDS infected teachers (30%) and finally commuter allowance (48%). It also emerged that a scheme for post graduate teachers does not exist. Majority equally agree with KUPPET’s advocacy of salary harmonization of its members with those of civil servants.