Effect of forms of transfer on administrative performance of headteachers in government aided secondary schools in Uganda: A case study of Mukono District.
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The study sought to establish the effect of forms of transfer on administrative performance of head teachers in government aided secondary schools in Uganda taking Mukono district a case study. The study was guided by three objectives which were to identify the effect of overstay transfer, establish the effect of promotional transfer and requested transfer on administrative performance of head teachers in Mukono district. The study used cross sectional survey design where both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used. Data was collected from teachers, head teachers, district education officers and commissioners. Quantitative Data was analyzed using programme SPSS which helped to obtain descriptive statistics that were used in interpreting the data. .Qualitative data was analyzed using content analysis where data was divided into themes, sub-themes and categories which helped to sort data according to its to relevancy of each piece of data that was obtained in the findings . From the findings it was revealed that overstay transfer affects administrative performance of teachers ,since they are transferred without prior notice hence no prior preparations for the next station an aspect that affects the way mode they are supposed to execute their tasks. It was also revealed that promotional transfer affects administrative performance of teachers since it’s hard to get a promotion and teachers work in the same position for so long which contributes to lack of morale hence poor performance. It was also found out that requested transfer has a significant effect on administrative performance of head teachers since its not easy for one to get a transfer on request and this also affects the way head teachers perform their tasks at their new posts of placement. It is there fore concluded that forms of transfer in regard to overstay, promotional, requested have significant effect on the head teachers’ administrative performance in government aided secondary schools in Mukono district. From the findings its therefore recommended that to avoid corruption and influence peddling in the promotion process a soft ware should be used in promoting head teachers, there is need to give a prior highlight to all those head teachers that are supposed to be transferred in order to enable them prepare for the next station for better performance and there should be equal allocation of schools since some head teachers are favored than others.