Challenges faced by headteachers in management of human resource in public primary schools in Changamwe District, Mombasa County, Kenya
This project report is about the challenges faced by headteachers in the management of human resource in Public Primary schools in Changamwe District, Mombasa County, Kenya. It was undertaken because management of human resources in public primary schools by headteachers in Changamwe District has raised serious concerns, leading to some of the headteachers being rejected, redeployed and penalized yet human resource management is critical to schools ability to achieve their goals. In Changamwe District an average of 2 teachers (9%) have been penalized annually because of disputes related to staff management over the last three years. The challenge for head teachers in human resource management and how to effectively cope with them in Changamwe District are yet to be established. The methods used to prepare the information was descriptive survey. The study population consisted of ten headteacher and ten deputy headteachers. Questionnaires and interview schedules were used to collect data. Quantitative data from questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive statistics in form of percentages, frequency counts and means. Qualitative data from interview was organized into themes and subthemes. The results obtained are discussed. The conclusion made are; that challenges for headteachers were remuneration, motivation and inadequate funds. The recommendations are the Ministry of Education take over full payment of support staff. The Teachers service commission should reduce the work load for headteachers to have enough time to attend to human resource management matters. The ministry of Education should clearly define the interferences and the Teachers Service Commission should be represented in disciplinary panels at the school level. It is therefore suggested that further research should be conducted on a larger sample to identify if really teacher trainers have an impact on human resource management in public primary schools in Changamwe District in Mombasa County, Kenya.