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    Management of Education Services in Prisons: A Case Study
    (International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS), 2022-05) Akirapa, Martha Dianah; Masagazi, Yawe Joel
    In this paper we assess the management of education services in Uganda prisons, taking a case study of Luzira Upper Prison. Specifically, this study established the kind of education services provided to inmates in Luzira Upper prison, as well as sought to establish the relationship between jail term and the type of education services offered to inmates in Luzira Upper prison. The study adopted both qualitative and quantitative approaches to gather the necessary data. With a single case study design. A questionnaire and an interview guide were used to collect data from inmates accessing education services, teachers, Prison Warders and senior prison staff purposively selected who composed the sample. (n=104) The study findings pointed to Vocational trainings, basic education in form of general subjects; creative art teaching lessons to the inmates among others. To establish whether jail term had a relationship with type of education service in Luzira Upper Prisons a correlation was computed, examined and interpreted using the Chi-Square Test. The results also pointed to a positive relationship between jail term and type of education program undertaken at Luzira Upper Prison by the inmates as indicated by (p = 0.565). This relationship is significant since the significance of 0.565 is discovered to be greater than 0.05. The study concluded that management of prison education services has a well-established curriculum with both vocational and academic courses being offered, the policy of voluntary participation to education is a major shortcoming leading to recidivism. We concluded that government needs to effectively increase finances to mitigate shortages arising from the education provision to inmates, strategically plan an expansion of the curricula to include skills targeting psycho social aspect in a restricted environment to allow complete rehabilitation after the inmate tenure. The study recommended that ministry of education and sports should not only make inmate education compulsory to all inmates but also take the leading role in adopting prison schools in on the list of community public schools in Uganda.
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    The Relationship between Anxiety and Teacher Performance in Private Secondary Schools
    (International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 2021-11-17) Tugumisirize, Novious; Masagazi, Joel Yawe
    The main objective was to examine the relationship between anxiety and teachers’ performance in private secondary schools in Mukono Municipality. Headteachers, teachers, Chairman Board of Governors, District education officer and Inspector of Schools composed participants to the study giving a total of 60 participants whose data was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. The study adopted a descriptive study design. A correlation Analysis was done to establish the existing relationship between anxiety and teacher’s performance while regression analysis was used to examine the effects of anxiety on the teachers’ performance. The results indicate that a negative and significant relationship at 1% Exist between teachers’ performance and Anxiety (R=-0.964, P<0.01). The negative relationship indicates that an increase in anxiety leads to a decrease in teacher’s performance and a decrease in anxiety leads to an increase in teacher’s performance. Results further indicate that the R2 of the model is 0.93, which implies that anxiety explain 93% change in the performance of teachers. It further revealed that lack of commitment to work, transfer aggression to students, getting distraction at work, ineffective teachers failing to get involved in proper preparation of lessons and evaluating students’ work, failing to finish content syllabus coverage, lost morale and negative attitude towards work are the major effects of anxiety on the teachers’ performance.
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    Analysis of the Depiction of Corporal Punishment in Two Ugandan Novels and Its Effects on Students
    (SCIENCEDOMAIN international (SDI), 2018) Naula, Mary; Gulere, Cornelius Wambi; Owor, Joseph Jakisa
    This paper examines the portrayal of corporal punishment in Mary Karooro Okurut’s The Invisible Weevil [1] and Julius Ocwinyo’s Fate of the Banished [2]. The researchers investigate the issues and challenges surrounding the students who are subjected to corporal punishment as portrayed in two Ugandan novels within the framework of post-colonial theory. This study has used a qualitative content analysis of two Ugandan novels followed by identification of the key words, concepts, themes, phrases, characters, or sentences within texts or sets of texts to unfold subjective interpretation of the novels. Qualitative content analysis was used to investigate how corporal punishment has affected the students. The study found that corporal punishment produces fear, timidity, submissiveness and violence and is the root cause of school dropout, as evidenced by characters in the two novels. It is concluded that fear, timidity, rebellion and violence are consequences of corporal punishment in the school setting. It is recommended that the Ministry of Education and all the stakeholders should endeavor to end corporal punishment in schools because it diminishes a child's capacity to grow up as a responsible person.
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    An Analysis of Bullying in Schools As Presented by Two Ugandan Novels
    (Academic Journals, 2018) Naula, Mary; Muranga, Manuel; Gulere, Cornelius Wambi; Owor, Joseph Jakisa
    This paper analyzes the depictions of bullying in schools in two selected Ugandan novels: Goretti Kyomuhendo’s The First Daughter (1996) and Mary Karooro Okurut’s The invisible Weevil (1998). The study is about the vices that education transmits to the learners depending on the socio-cultural and political context. One of them that education transmits is the bullying of fellow students. Bullying is both physical and verbal violence and it can affect the emotional, social, and physical wellbeing of students (and staff). The study adopts a qualitative content analysis of two Ugandan novels to give interpretation of the text data. We have used qualitative content analysis to identify the theme and the main characters in the two novels and made interpretations. Content analysis helped us understand bullying as practiced in schools. The study found that the schools presented by both novels see bullying as severe and traumatizing. Both boys and girls are bullied, and it affects their emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. This behavior is probably a result of global influence in our school system. Traditional Ugandan education was characterized by close social, ethical, collective orientation and ensured progressive character development of the child. Some of the values transmitted in traditional Ugandan education included community-orientation, love and respect for others. The vice of bullying is likely to have originated from the formal type of education which is more individualistic oriented. We recommend that a more effective education system for Uganda is one that combines or inculcates the traditional values of community-orientation, love and respect for others with elements of modern education.
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    A Study of the Portrayal of Virginity in Ugandan Novels
    (International Journal of English and Literature, 2018-09) Naula, Mary; Owor, Joseph Jakisa; Gulere, Cornelius Wambi
    This paper examines the portrayal of virginity in Akiki K. Nyabongo’s, Africa Answers Back (1936), Mary Okurut’s Invisible Weevil (1998) and Jane Bakaluba’s Honeymoon for Three (1975). The study analyzes the place of virginity in African traditional marriage. The girls are trained by the elder mothers and aunts to remain a virgin until their wedding night. In Africa, virginity is highly valued that even if one is not a virgin, one is better off to pretend in order to avoid embarrassment. This study has used a qualitative content analysis of three Ugandan novels to unfold subjective interpretation of the text data preceded by identification of the themes and the main characters. Qualitative content analysis has guided us to investigate how important virginity is in African traditional marriage. This study found out that in African traditional marriage, virginity is one of the core values that are cherished because it brings stability and harmony into marriage. Africans believe that if a girl has been faithful before her wedding she will remain faithful even in her marriage. Premarital sex is horrible because it steals the woman’s virginity and destroys the foundation of upcoming marriage.