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    Planning and Coordination of Accelerated Education Programme for Refugee Learners’ Experiences From Uganda
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-03-26) Grace Kiiria
    This study focused on understanding how planning and coordination of Accelerated Education Programme (AEP) for Refugee Learners is done with the purpose to develop planning and coordination models tailored to this kind of programme. The study adopted a qualitive approach, borrowing from grounded theory design to explore how stakeholders experience planning and coordination for AEP to enhance transition of Refugee learners to Secondary Education. Data collection and analysis took Qualitative procedures inclined to grounded theory principles. Consistent with grounded theory procedures; data collection and analysis were done simultaneously. In-depth interview and document analysis were used to collect data. Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were used to gain consensus. Data analysis involved constant comparison analysis which was a back-and-forth process which required re-alignment of preliminary aspects of the study to develop categories and subcategories until a point of saturation was reached. In the first step of analysis 42 codes were developed with the help of qualitative data analysis software (NVivo version 13), the subsequent interviews involved comparing similarities and meanings of emerging data and allocating codes. Codes arising were compared to form categories and subcategories. The Core categories that emerged from data include Programme Support, stakeholder engagement, Curriculum, beneficiaries, and coordination at all levels. The findings indicate that planning for AEPs is based on the four major aspects above, however, there is a gap in the way planning is done which negatively influences the transition of AEP learners to Secondary education. The above factors need to be taken into consideration right from the initial stages of the programme. A Community- Focused Planning Model and a school-based coordination models were developed from the study. The planning model upholds the significance of community-focused planning with an emphasis on looking beyond the academic needs of AEP learners and taking into consideration the socio-ecological environment/community in which the child lives while planning for AEP. The coordination model puts emphasis on student/school-centered coordination approaches.
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    Leadership Styles and Organizational Commitment of Academic Staff in Kyambogo University and Uganda Christian University
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-06-26) Micheal Mwebaza
    The study established the extent to which leadership styles influence the organisational commitment of academic staff at Uganda Christian University (UCU) and Kyambogo University (KYU). It was guided by three specific objectives; to establish the influence of democratic, autocratic, and laissez faire leadership styles on the commitment of academic staff in both universities. It was a descriptive cross-sectional survey design. The population consisted of academic and administrative staff. A simple and purposive random sampling was done. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire and an interview guide. It was analysed at Univariate level using descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviations. The study hypotheses were analysed using Pearson’s and Multiple Linear Regression. Findings revealed an insignificant relationship between democratic leadership style and organisational commitment of academic staff but a positive significant relationship between autocratic and laissez faire leadership styles on commitment of academic staff in UCU and KYU. The study therefore concluded that, democratic leadership style had an insignificant influence on the commitment of academic staff. With precautions, university leadership should make use of autocratic and laissez fare leadership styles. It's important to note that academic staff at universities are intellectuals who possess the ability to think independently and make their own decisions. Therefore, we should leave self-directed academic staff to fulfill their responsibilities without using excessive force.
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    Implementation of Career Education and Dual Career Development: A Comparative Study of Academic and Sports Career Development Among Students in Sebei Sub-region
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-06-26) Justine Yapsoyekwo
    This study sought to examine the influence of implementation of career education on dual career development among students in Sebei sub-region, in eastern Uganda. The study adopted the convergent mixed research design in which a population of 360 and a sample of 186 people involving head teachers, deputy head teachers, Directors of Studies, Career guidance teachers, Games teachers; Sports officers; and students who had been involved in games and sports in the schools were targeted. Data was collected using a validated and pre-tested self-administered questionnaire and interview guide. Quantitative data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics generated by the SPSS; while qualitative data was analyzed using thematic and content analysis. The findings revealed that for identification of career needs accounted for a significant proportion of dual career development; for academic career that for sports. For development of career opportunities and dual career development; academic career again accounted for a higher proportion than for sports career. For integration of students needs with careers and dual career development; academic career again accounted for a higher proportion than for sports career. For regular monitoring of students career development and dual career development; academic career accounted for a lower proportion than for sports career. A logistic regression showed that only identification of career needs is significant while the rest of the other variables were insignificant. Its believed that dual career provide for the fusion of sports and academic education to be a productive way of ensuring gradual development of a personality in any part of the world. The study concluded that identification of career needs, development of career opportunities, and integration of students' needs with careers play vital roles in both academic and sports dual career development. The study recommends among others that; efforts should be directed towards expanding networks and collaborations that provide students with diverse career opportunities in both academic and sports domain.
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    Role Conflict and Burnout of Administrators in Higher Education Institutions in Uganda
    (2023-10-18) Faith Mbabazi
    Based on the role conflict theory, the study examined role conflict and job burnout of Higher Educational Institutions administrators in Uganda. Therefore, the study sought to fill the gap since most studies on burnout that have been conducted in universities are about Teaching staff not on administrators. The study also aimed at examining the link between role conflict and burnout among administrators since they interact with students, staff and the public. The specific objectives of the study included the following: To establish the effect of role conflict on burnout of academic administrators. To examine the effect of role conflict on burnout of administrators. To examine the institutional differences on influence of role conflict and burnout among Higher Education administrators. To assess the role conflict and burnout experiences among university administrators. The study employed a mixed methods research specifically explanatory sequential approach. A burnout inventory and interview tools were administered to respondents and participants. Findings revealed the following: Role Conflict led to burnout especially on academic administrators with length of service having a significant relation with emotional exhaustion. Role conflict led to burnout with Time based construct, Age and Gender of respondents having significant relationship with emotion exhaustion. On institutional levels administrators from both Universities experienced role conflict and burnout The qualitative findings indicated quite a number of experiences that the participants were going through which showed the presence of role conflict and burnout. The study concluded that role conflict is a predictor of burnout dimensions most especially emotional exhaustion of academic and administrators across institutions. Higher education administrators should be interested in the mental state of their staff because as earlier noted emotional exhaustion was the most significantly burnout dimension predicted by role conflict. Key Words: Role Conflict, Burnout, Academic Administrators, Administrators Higher Educational Institutions
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    Domestic Violence and Teachers’ Performance in Uganda: Interrogating Female Teachers’ Experiences in Secondary Schools in Kitgum District
    (Uganda Christian University, 2023-10-19) Ayot Gladys Oyat
    Domestic violence can impact the survivors and the places where they work in many ways. A qualitative study interrogated domestic violence and the performance of female secondary school teachers in Kitgum District with a focus to assess how domestic violence affects the teaching roles of female teachers in secondary schools in Uganda, explore the female teachers’ perspectives on how domestic violence affects their administrative roles, describe how the female teachers affected by domestic violence cope with the challenges of domestic violence while performing duties and explore support available in school to survivors. The study was conceived within the socialist feminist philosophy and underpinned by radical feminist theory, both contained in the applied ethics dominion. Narratives of 20 female teachers and 23 headteachers experiences were collected through in-depth interviews. Findings reveals that the multiple roles of teachers, undertaken within a domestic violence environment greatly impacts service delivery of teaching and interpersonal relations resulting in poor performance in the roles of these teachers. Female teachers affected by domestic violence negotiate through the challenges using both formal and informal ways but with limited support from their places of work. The study recommends for supportive policy frameworks mainstreamed as tools for remedy, coping and resolutions to empower female teachers and headteachers on support systems for female teachers affected by domestic violence to allow them supportive work environment. This study adds international dimension to literature on domestic violence and suggests practical ways on strategies for intervention to mitigate the impact of domestic violence in schools. The study suggests for a similar study on all female employees in school settings to be carried out, and on the male teachers as well. It further suggests that longitudinal studies on female teachers be conducted to consolidate the findings on experiences of female teachers and impact of domestic violence in schools.