The Effect of Training on Staff Performance Among Private Secondary Schools in Mukono Municipality, Mukono District

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2024-06-20
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Uganda Christian University
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The study aimed at assessing the effect of Training on Staff Performance among Private Secondary Schools in Mukono Municipality, Mukono district. It specifically examined the effect of off-job training on Staff Performance among Private Secondary Schools, effects of on-job training on Staff Performance among Private Secondary Schools, and the strategies to improve staff performance among Private Secondary Schools in Mukono Municipality, Mukono district. This study adopted a descriptive research design. The study adopted both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The study collected data from 5 Head Teachers and 50 teachers at from the selected 5 private secondary schools in Mukono Municipality, Mukono district. The study used purposive and simple random sampling techniques. The study used qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and these included interviews and questionnaire methods of data collection. Two types of analyses were conducted and these included quantitative and qualitative analyses. The study found out on-job training among Private Secondary Schools including job rotation at the school, mentoring done at the school, Job Instruction is practiced at the school, Internship Training opportunities are supported by the school, self-instructional training is supported by the school, apprenticeship is conducted at the school among others. Findings on Off-job training among Private Secondary Schools revealed use of classroom lectures, workshops and seminars are used, simulation is conducted, case studies are done, role-playing among others. Findings on Training and Staff performance among Private Secondary Schools showed that communication skills improves after training, training helps to reduce tension and conflict between them and other institutional members, training improves staff attitude towards work, boosts staff enthusiasm to work better, staff is able to achieve a measurable sense of ownership of the school among others. In conclusion therefore, training and staff performance is significantly related as revealed by majority respondents during the study. The study recommends that private schools management needs to help staff to know what staff training is and make them understand the importance of it. The School Directors‟ department could explain to the teachers about the objectives of training and how they will benefit from the training. Meanwhile, the employees should be told how they can use what they learnt from the trainings in the future.
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