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    Motivation and Teachers’ Performance in Private Secondary Schools in Cenral Buganda: A Case of Kinaawa High School – Kawempe, Wakiso District
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-06-14) Muhamad Ali Serugo
    The study aimed at finding out the effect of motivation and the performance of teachers in private secondary schools in central Uganda. It was specifically conducted at Kinaawa High School, Kawempe Campus, Nansana Municipality, Wakiso district. The study objectives included; to find out the effect of intrinsic motivators on teachers’ performance in Kinaawa High School, to find out the effect of extrinsic motivators on teachers’ performance in Kinaawa High school, and to ascertain the challenges Kinaawa High School faces in motivating teachers to perform better in the school assignments. The study employed a case study research design, where qualitative approach was used. The sample comprised of school director, head-teacher, deputy head-teachers, director of studies, teachers, non-teaching staff, and PTA members, totaling to 52 in number. These were purposively selected. Data was collected using interviews and focus group discussions. Data was analyzed using thematic analysis to provide qualitative data. The key findings revealed that recognition of teachers raises satisfaction and motivate them to devote more of their time to work, intrinsic rewards encourages teachers’ creativity and innovation, teamwork encourages ability to use improvised learning materials, and collaboration of teachers raises their engagement in preparing and assessing students’ academic work. The study also revealed that performance appraisal encourages teachers to have timely preparation, job rotation enhances, equips teachers with more teaching skills, overtime allowances encourages teachers to devote more time to teaching-learning process, public praise motivates teachers to get satisfied at work, and reward at the end of their hard work makes teachers to maintain focus and put in their best efforts. The study finally revealed that financial resource, weak school administration, stakeholders’ inadequate collaboration, lack of autonomy and limited teamwork are the major challenges Kinaawa High School faces in motivating teachers to perform better in the school assignments. Basing on the above findings, it is concluded that motivation has an effect on the performance of teachers in private secondary schools in central Uganda. The study recommended that the school administrators should streamline the motivation strategy and ensure that problems related to motivation of teachers are dealt with speedily and effectively; and areas of further research were suggested.
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    Church Growth and Development Analysis of Why Pentecostal Assemblies of God Churches in Uganda Have Stagnated in Growth and Development
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-06-04) Judith Amodoi
    The study analyzed why Pentecostal Assemblies of God Churches in Uganda have stagnated in growth and development. The specific objectives of the study were to assess how; evangelism programs; assimilation of new converts; discipleship programs; and professional training of church leaders contribute to the growth and development of Pentecostal Assemblies of God Churches in Uganda. The study adopted a mixed research design that used both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The target population for this study was 204 participants from whom a sample size of 176 respondents were selected using the Krejcie and Morgan (1970) sample size determination tables. Data was collected using a survey questionnaire and an interview guide. The major finding from this study show that “evangelism programs, assimilation of new converts in the church, and professional training of church leaders are the major factors responsible for stagnation in the church growth and development of Pentecostal Assemblies of God Churches in Uganda. On the contrary discipleship significantly contributes to church growth and development of Pentecostal Assemblies of God Churches in Uganda. Evangelism programs do not contribute to PAG church growth and development in that; PAG does not effectively conduct evangelism programs in its churches (68%); PAG evangelism approaches are not widely adopted as policy only a few individual churches use those approaches (50%); The PAG evangelism approach is not well known to all. Some churches conduct crusades as individual church initiatives but not as a universal approach (64%); There is a knowledge gap in the awareness of use of door to door as an evangelism approach (53%); PAG does not have a well-known evangelism program and calendar being followed while conducting evangelism as a ministry (61%); PAG church members are not trained in evangelism. Trainings are organized by individual churches and not as an overall policy for all PAG churches (58%); PAG does not have a specific budget for evangelism programs; There is no clear follow up system for evangelism in PAG churches (51%); There is no full-fledged evangelism department in PAG church (77%); Assimilation of new converts in the church does not contribute to PAG church growth and development because; PAG does not have a follow up mechanism for her new converts (81%); PAG does not conduct regular baptism services for her new members (54%); Mature new members are not assigned responsibility in the church because PAG follows certain criteria to assign duty to someone in the church not basing on maturity in age (59%); PAG does not have a fully-fledged department responsible for follow up of new converts in their churches (77%). There is no discipleship curriculum and planned classes in PAG churches (72%); There is no budget for the discipleship program in PAG churches (65%). Church leader’s training is not a requirement for ministry appointment (77%). Meaning for one to do ministry in PAG does not require training before being assigned a position; Church leaders training does not assist in removing unproductive patterns of behavior in PAG church (74%); Leaders in PAG churches face challenges of handling congregations because they are not equipped with leadership skills (52%); Trained Church leaders do not prepare others for effective ministry of church growth and development (55%); Professionally trained church leaders do not fulfil formal and informal leadership roles in the church (55%);
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    Maintenance Practices of Manual Water Pumps in Eastern Drc and Its Effects on the Sustainability of Water Projects in the Community of Bunia City, DRC
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-04-04) Benjamin Liringa Koli
    The study examined the Maintenance practices of manual water pumps in Eastern DRC and its effects on the sustainability of water projects in the community of Bunia city, DRC The objectives were; to find out how different maintenance practices, the key factors contributing to the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of maintenance practices in Eastern DRC in terms of water project sustainability and to evaluate community participation and to what extent it affects the sustainability of water projects in Eastern DRC. This study investigated the current maintenance practices of manual water pumps in Bunia City and their effects on the sustainability of water projects in the community. A mixed-methods approach combined surveys, interviews, and observational data. According to the findings, Manual water pumps are a vital source of water for many communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including Bunia City. However, inadequate maintenance practices and inadequate funding often compromise the sustainability of these water projects. The results show that poor maintenance practices, including infrequent cleaning and repair, are prevalent, leading to frequent breakdowns and reduced water quality. The research showed that for any water project to be considered sustainable, it must be Functional, accessible, stable, and available. The study recommends training programs for community members, regular maintenance schedules, and spare parts availability to ensure the sustainability of water projects and improve the overall health and well-being of the community.
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    How the Mindsets of Youths in Rumbek Can Be Changed to Use Social Media Effectively
    (Uganda Christian University, 2025-05-24) Dak J. Buoi
    The main aim or purpose for this action research was to explore how the mindsets of youths in Rumbek can be changed to use social media effectively. It was also a part of the Research Methods’ course requirement, which culminates into learning on how to write the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) Program’s final dissertation. Rumbek is the capital of Lakes State, central South Sudan, and the former capital of the country, where the study was based. Given the background that youths are the majority in our society and the country – South Sudan as a whole, youths are also majority users of social media. It has been realized that youths are misusing social media mostly. This action research aimed at understanding the factors that are driving youths to misuse social media and what would possibly have to be done to make them change their perception on its usage so as to make them use it more effectively and productively. Some of the data collection methods or tools used to conduct this research were: Survey and Focus Group Discussions (FGD), which were used to get information from the target population within Rumbek. The research targeted a total of 34 respondents for survey and 10 respondents for two FGDs of which each group contained five respondents. Sampling strategies employed to select the respondents included: simple random sampling and purpose or judgment sampling. The research found out that most youths use Facebook as a media platform. It is mostly used by the youths where they login once, twice or severally in a day to chat and get news’ updates globally. The research findings indicated that youths are misusing social media mostly in Rumbek due to many factors categorized as political, economic and social. Lack of parental care and poor media regulation under jurisdiction of the Government also allowed youths to misuse social media. In perspectives of conclusions of my research, social media should be regulated and youths should be guided and oriented to use it responsibly and productively not only for socialization, but as well as prosperity and development of the nation. Providing employment opportunities to engage youths in productive works should be taken care of by the Government as one of its priorities in providing such opportunities to the youths.
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    Predominant Circumstances Under Which Violence Against Women Occurs in Gulu District
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024) Ruth Lawino
    The aim of the study was to gain a deeper understanding of the prevalent circumstances under which violence against women occurs in Gulu district. The study employed a descriptive design and a mixed approach by using questionnaires and interview guides to gather data from respondents. The data was analyzed using SPSS software to identify trends and patterns. The findings of the study revealed that cultural and socioeconomic factors, such as patriarchy, control over resources, and household income levels, are the principal drivers of violence against women in the district. These factors work in conjunction to perpetuate sexual, physical, and emotional violence against women. Despite the efforts of Local and community leaders to mitigate violence against women, they have made little progress due to their limited understanding of women's rights. The study concludes that to reduce violence against women, it is necessary to increase awareness among Local and community leaders and build their capacity to advocate for and implement policies that prevent violence against women. This will enable them to be more effective in addressing the issue and protecting the rights of women in the district