Rewards and commitment of the non teaching staff in public universities in Uganda: a case of Makerere College of Education and External Studies
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The study sought to establish the nature of rewards and commitment of non teaching staff at the College of Education and External Studies Makerere University. It was guided by two objectives; to establish the relationship between monetary rewards and non monetary rewards on commitment of the non teaching staff at College of Education and External Studies Makerere University. The study design was cross sectional survey as both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The study involved 14 secretaries, 14 technicians, 36 cleaners, 3 custodians and 13 clerical officers totaling to 80 respondents who were purposively selected. The main data collection instruments include; a self administered questionnaire and interview guide. The variable of the study were tested using Pearson’s Correlation Co-Efficient method. The findings of the study showed that there was positive significant relationship between monetary, non monetary rewards and non- teaching staff job commitment at College of Education and External Studies. From the study findings it was concluded that there was a positive significant relation ship between monetary and non monetary rewards on the commitment of non teaching staff at the College of education. It was recommended that to raise commitment of non-teaching staff in the College of Education and External Studies. The management of the University at the top management through the University council, College administrators and the government should put a fair budget and increase on money generating projects to increase so, that salaries of non-teaching staff can be increased. Non-teaching staff should be delegated responsibility allowed to take independent decisions, be praised and recognized at work to boost their job commitment.