Reward management and performance of teaching staff in primary teachers' colleges in central Uganda
This study was conducted in three Primary Teachers' Colleges to establish the effect of reward management on the performance of tutors in Central Uganda. The mam objective of this study was to establish the effect of reward management on the performance of tutors in Primary Teachers' Colleges in Central Uganda while the specific objectives were: to establish reward practices in PTCs, and to devise reward strategies for rewarding tutors to motivate them to perform. Judgmental purposive sampling technique was used to select 9 administrators, simple random sampling was used to select 50 tutors and 350 students were randomly selected to constitute the sample. The study was based mainly on Primary data in form of questionnaires and interviews. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative techniques of data collection and then analysis done descriptively using SPSS for frequencies and percentages. The findings revealed that, the most commonly used rewards in Primary Teachers' Colleges are: public appreciation, certificates. of merit/ appreciation, packages/presents, offer of responsibility and some allowances. It was also established that rewards affect the performance of teachers by motivating them and increasing their productivity and efficiency and if they are not well managed, they de-motivate them and affect their performance too. The study recommended that college administrators and the Ministry of Education and Sports should design and communicate reward strategies that are fair, equitable and motivating so that tutors strive to perform and achieve the college goals expecting motivating outcomes.