Communication and teachers' performance in secondary schools in Entebbe Municipality
Lubwama, Kiwanuka Tonny
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The study aimed at examining communication and teacher performance in secondary schools in Entebbe Municipality. The study was guided by the following objectives: to establish how the nature of communication channels affect teachers’ performance in secondary schools in Entebbe Municipality, how expressive communication channels affect teachers’ performance in secondary schools in Entebbe Municipality, how regulative communication affect teachers’ performance in secondary school in Entebbe Municipality, and how consultative communication affects on teachers’ performance in secondary schools in Entebbe Municipality. It utilized a cross-sectional sample survey design, which was largely qualitative in nature. The study employed a combination of both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The study made the following revelations; it was revealed that the commonest means of communication is the assembly. This was ranked the most common because all teachers had access to it. The study also revealed that expressive communication notice boards were also in great use between the school administration, teachers and students. It was also revealed that regulative communication greatly impacts teacher performance. On the other hand it was also noted that consultation communication affects teacher performance through staff meetings and other avenues such as staff room encounters between teachers and school administration. The study made the following conclusions; For most schools assemblies are the most commonly used channels of ommunication. It is also concluded that expression communication is very important in boosting teachers’ performance. It was further concluded that regulative communication is very good because it keeps teachers committed to their work and helps them to perform well. Lastly the study concluded that consultative communication is not commonly used by administrators in schools. The study made the following recommendations; Ministry of Education and Sports should put more emphasis on bells on the assemblies as effective ways of communication. It also recommended that head teachers should improve on the measures used in expressive communication. It further recommended that rules and regulations for teachers should clearly be spelt out.