Management of school resources and teachers’ job performance: a case of selected government Secondary schools in Zirobwe sub county, Luwero district
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The purpose of the study was to determine management of school resources and teachers’ job performance in selected government secondary schools in Zirobwe Sub County, Luwero District. The objectives of the study were to establish; the relationship between management of human resources and teachers’ job performance; the relationship between management of financial resources and teachers’ job performance; and the relationship between management of school assets and teachers’ job performance. The researcher used a cross-sectional survey design with both qualitative and quantitative techniques for data collection and data analysis. Data was collected using questionnaires and interview guide. Samples were selected using simple random and purposive sampling techniques. They comprised of 14 head teachers, 340 teacher and 4 educational officers. The Statistical Package (SPSS) was used to analyze the quantitative data using standard deviation and mean value. Also correlation analysis was used to establish the relationship between the two variables. The findings for objective one revealed that management of human resources has a positive correlation with teachers’ job performance at r=0.555.The findings further revealed that human resources in selected government secondary Schools have the ability to create schools that are more intelligent, flexible and competent than their rivals through the application of policies and practices that concentrate on recruiting, selecting, training skilled teachers and directing their best efforts to improve teachers’ job performance. The findings for objective two indicated that there is a strong positive correlation between teachers’ job performance and management of financial resources at r=0.645. The study further showed that the schools are to have in place the qualified accounting staff to maintain proper books of accounts and prepare school budgets approved by the board of governors as the funds received from the government are not adequate to accomplish school activities in the district. The findings for objective three revealed that there is a strong positive correlation between teachers’ job performance and Management of school assets at r= 0.765. The study further showed that the school libraries are available in the selected government schools but with limited reading materials which can easily affect the teachers’ job performance. The study further recommends that the ministry of education and sports has to recruit enough teaching staff so as to meet the demands of the education system, proper management should be instituted on the head teachers’ office, staff room, guidance and counseling offices and all other administrative offices to ensure safety of all the teachers and also the government should always audit head teachers in order for them to manage school assets effectively and efficiently.