The Supervisory Role of Head Teachers’ and the Delivery of Primary Education in the Rural Districts of Uganda
Mpaata, Kaziba Abdul
Okiria, J. C
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Abstract: This study assessed the head teachers’ supervisory role in the delivery of Universal primary education (UPE) in the rural districts of Uganda. It focused on Busoga region in Uganda. The specific objectives of the study were; (i) to establish the influence of head teacher’s communication on the delivery of UPE; (ii) to determine the effect of supervision of teachers on the delivery of UPE; (iii) to establish the relationship between the learning environment created by the head teacher and the delivery of education. A sample of 120 respondents from the district of Iganga, Mayuge, Luuka and Bugiri were contacted, out of whom 97 returned filled questionnaires. In order to realize the above objectives, Pearson product moment matrix was performed before the regression analysis and results revealed that there is a positive and significant influence of; head teacher’s communication on the delivery of UPE [β = .861, t = 16.531, p = <0.0001]; and (2) supervision of teachers on the delivery of UPE (β = .898, t = 19.937, p = <0.0001). The findings also revealed that there is a positive and significant relationship between the learning environment created by the head teacher and the delivery of UPE in the above rural districts (r = .943**, p<0.0001). It was concluded that there is need to ensure that head teachers are not only retrained in their supervisory roles but also prepared to internalize the mission and objectives of UPE so as to effectively monitor and improve the standards of education in the area.
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