Teaching Staff Recruitment Practices and its Implications on Female Tutors’ Staffing in Public Teachers Training Institutions in Uganda: A case study of Busoga sub-region

dc.contributor.author Erisa Mainja
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-21T06:06:37Z
dc.date.available2023-09-21T06:06:37Z
dc.date.issued2023-09-20
dc.descriptionThis is a dissertation.
dc.description.abstractThe study aimed at exploring the teaching staff recruitment practices and its implications on the female tutors‟ staffing in public Teachers Training Institutions (TTIs) in Busoga Sub-Region. The study objectives included: to a s s e s s the criteria used by Education Service Commission to recruit staff in public TTIs, to establish the effects of decentralization of recruitment on female tutors‟ staffing in public TTIs, and to determine the effects of restructuring tutors‟ education on female tutors‟ staffing in public TTIs. The research employed a cross-sectional survey research design. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used. The study population comprised of four (4) principals, 12 ESC officials and 76 tutors. These were purposively and simple randomly selected. Data collection instruments included questionnaires and interview guide. Data was analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The study revealed that ESC is in-charge of tutors‟ recruitment and employment practices that has an influence on the number of tutors recruited in terms of gender; the scarcity of female staff with the necessary qualifications in natural sciences has an influence on the number of tutors recruited in terms of gender in public TTIs; ESC is in-charge of tutors‟ confirmation, which has an influence on the number of tutors recruited in terms of gender; and the level of advertisement, and advertisement modes by ESC has an influence on the number of tutors recruited in terms of gender in public TTIs; these are the major criteria used by Education Service Commission to recruit staff in public Teachers Training Institutions. The study also revealed that in TTIs, recruitment of former students/graduates that performed well at colleges/University and ignoring gender considerations; the recruitment, selection and appointment of tutors are responsibilities of local BOGs, carried out by the TTIs management; and there is tendency of forwarding the candidate name by Principal and approved by the ESC in public TTIs; these are the major effects of decentralization of recruitment on female tutors‟ staffing in public Teachers‟ Training Institutions. The study further revealed that in TTIs, departmental restructuring has an influence on the number of tutors retained in terms of gender; the prevention of overstaffing has an influence on the number of tutors retained in terms of gender in TTIs; and restructuring to have better organisation performance and more discipline has an influence on the number of tutors retained in terms of gender; these are the major effects of restructuring tutors‟ education on female tutors‟ staffing in public Teachers Training Institutions. Basing on the above, it is concluded that teaching staff recruitment practices has an influence on the female tutors‟ staffing in public Teachers‟ Training Institutions in Busoga Sub-Region. The study recommended that there is need for the streamlined government policy on tutors‟ recruitment, selection and deployment. Gender equality during tutor recruitment and deployment should be given a priority; and areas of further research were suggested.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11951/1105
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUganda Christian University.
dc.titleTeaching Staff Recruitment Practices and its Implications on Female Tutors’ Staffing in Public Teachers Training Institutions in Uganda: A case study of Busoga sub-region
dc.typeDissertation
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