Corporate Role of Kenya National Union of Teachers on Teachers’ Performance in Secondary Schools in Mumoni, Kitui County, Kenya
The purpose of the study was to investigate the corporate role of KNUT on performance of teachers in public secondary schools in Mumoni Sub-County, Kitui County, Kenya. In this study descriptive survey method was used. In the Mumoni sub-County there are 20 public secondary schools, 20 principals and 700 teachers. In order to get a sample for the teachers the researcher used the 20-30 percent to get a sample of 210 teachers. The research instruments to be used were questionnaires for teachers on remuneration,employment,trainingprogrammes and disciplinary cases of teachers and interview guides for principals on performance of teachers and for executive officer of KNUT Kyuso branch on corporate roles of KNUT. An introductory letter from the department of education, University of Nairobi was requested to help in getting a research permit from national commission for Science, Technology and innovation. Upon getting permission through the permit the researcher got permission through DEO’s office Mumoni sub-county before the commencement of research.The researcher arranged with the sampled schools’ principals and teachers on the dates to present questionnaires. The researcher personally administered the questionnaires Collected data was cleaned, coded and processed from questionnaires from the respondents. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics which entails frequency and tables with the assistance of SPSS. The findings suggest that KNUT’s governance strategies affected teachers’ performance in public secondary schools in Mumoni Sub-County, Kitui County, Kenya.The researcher found that 93.3 percent of the respondents were of the opinion that integration of technology in teaching and learning process was influenced by improved salary. The researcher established that 88.7 percent of the respondents were of the opinion that KNUT’s agitation for employment of more teachers enhanced revision.This research concludes that improved salary affected teachers preparation of the professional records, willingness to take extra duties, setting and achievement of targets, individualized education programs, improvision of locally available resources for effective teaching and integration of technology in teaching and learning process to a great extent. The study recommends KNUT leaders to try to improve the performance of teachers in order to ensure majority of their students are successful in exams. KNUT needs to be strict on the disciplinary issues of their teachers to ensure improved performance of the teachers. The study recommends the ministry of education to involve KNUT in policy making thus avoiding confrontations and recurring strikes. TSC needs to employ more teachers thus reducing workload and improving teachers’ performance.
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