CHALLENGES FACED BY PRINCIPALS IN MANAGING TEACHERS EMPLOYED BY BOARD OF MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BONDO SUB-COUNTY, KENYA

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Emmah Awuor
Henry Onderi
Jack Ajowi

Abstract

Principals, on behalf of Board of Management carry out management roles of BoM teachers; this delegated task presents with it numerous challenges.  The purpose of this study was to examine challenges principals face in managing teachers employed by BoM in public secondary schools in Bondo sub-county, Kenya. The research addressed the following objective: to identify challenges faced by principals in recruitment of BoM teacher Sequential Mixed Research Approach and Descriptive Research Design were employed.  Target population was 36 principals from 36 public secondary schools. Sample size was calculated using Cochran’s Formula where a sample size of 33 principals was obtained. Stratified and Simple random sampling was used to select the 33 principals from the target population. 10% of the sample size for actual study formed the sample size for pilot study.  Data was collected using questionnaires and interviews administered to principals. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics while qualitative data was analyzed using content and thematic analysis.  Study findings were that; in recruitment, principals experience challenges like inability to offer attractive remuneration package and have BoM teachers accept appraisal process. The study concluded that; Limited resources coupled with financial constraints are stumbling blocks to recruitment of BoM teachers. It recommended that Ministry of Education should enact a policy that put into practice a recruitments system of BoM teachers across the country for uniformity and accountability. This research might contribute to creation of a policy in an educational system that legalizes BoM teacher remuneration vote head.

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How to Cite
Awuor, E., Onderi, H., & Ajowi, J. (2021). CHALLENGES FACED BY PRINCIPALS IN MANAGING TEACHERS EMPLOYED BY BOARD OF MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BONDO SUB-COUNTY, KENYA. Journal of Education and Practices ISSN 2617-5444 (ONLINE) & ISSN 2617-6874 (PRINT), 3(2), 26-40. Retrieved from https://journals.essrak.org/index.php/education/article/view/218