Teacher remuneration and teacher performance in Catholic privately owned secondary schools in Kampala Archdiocese
The study aimed at examining teacher remuneration and teacher performance in catholic privately owned secondary schools in Kampala archdiocese. The study was guided by the following objectives: to establish the nature of rewards offered in catholic privately owned secondary schools in Kampala Archdiocese, to establish the effect of teachers‟ salary on teacher performance in catholic privately owned secondary schools in Kampala Archdiocese and to establish the effect of teachers‟ working conditions on teacher performance in catholic privately owned secondary schools in Kampala Archdiocese. The study employed a cross-sectional sample survey design, which was largely descriptive and qualitative in nature. The study sample (accessible population) comprised of 200 teachers, 20 head teachers, 30 deputies, and 20 members from the 20 different Boards of Governors Boards of Governors. The study also employed the use of questionnaires and other data collection methods such as interviews, focus group discussions, and documentary analysis. The study made the following findings: The study revealed that all teachers agree that in their various schools the rewards mainly given are in monetary terms. The study also revealed that the teacher‟s salary has a great effect on the level of their performance. The study further revealed that the nature and the teachers‟ working conditions have an effect on their level of performance and vice versa. The study concluded that the nature of rewards affect teacher and that head teachers recognize their teachers whose students excel in exams like and that the administrators of their schools always promote teachers who perform well in their duties and that school administrators give bonuses on top of the salary to teachers for the work done but that at times teachers are not satisfied with the way the allowances are handled. The study also concluded that teachers‟ salary affects teacher performance. It also concluded that teachers do not receive equitable payments for all the assigned duties. The study concluded that teachers‟ working conditions do not enhance teacher performance. The study concluded that the biggest numbers of teachers are not given staff accommodation and that administrator do not provide transport for every teacher who teaches in their respective schools. It further concludes that schools provide daily meals to all the teachers, but that administrators do not give holiday to all teachers in school. The study recommends that teachers should be adequately remunerated in terms of the nature of rewards, salaries and working conditions so as to enhance their performance. The study also recommends that there should be standardizing of teachers‟ pay in all catholic privately owned secondary schools in Kampala Archdiocese.