Analysis of teachers’ qualifications on the internal efficiency of primary schools in central Equatoria State, South Sudan

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Kampala International University
This paper investigated the effect of teachers’ qualifications on the internal efficiency of primary schools in Central Equatorial State, South Sudan. The study adopted a descriptive cross-sectional survey design. Data were collected using questionnaires and interviews from a sample of 443 teachers drawn from 40 primary schools in the study area. A reconstructed cohort of 5668 pupils who matriculated in 2002 and graduated in 2011 was used. Data was analysed at univariate, bivariate and multivariate levels using means, t statistics and regression analysis . It was established that higher teachers’ qualifications raise the level of internal efficiency. The wastage rate for primary education was found to be high. The teachers’ qualifications were found to be the best predictor of the schools’ internal efficiency. It was concluded that the higher the quality of teachers, the higher would be the level of internal efficiency. Therefore, it was recommended that the Central Equatorial State government should intensify efforts to train teachers. Seminars and workshop could be organized for teachers in order to acquaint them with the modern methods of teaching. Employment of teaching staff should be anchored on technical expertise. Government should also intensify staff development by sending teachers for further training in order to acquire advanced knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform their jobs better and, therefore, improve the internal efficiency of their schools.
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teaching, primary education, primary schools, South Sudan, education