Evaluation of Resource Needs and Service Delivery of Performance Contracting in Public Primary Teachers Training Colleges in Kenya

Authors(4) :-Simon K Kipkenei, Judah Ndiku, Julius Maiyo, Rodgers Cherui

Performance contract as a branch of management science refers to a management control systems which is a contractual agreement to execute a service according to an agreed upon terms, within an established time period and with a stipulated use of resources and performance standards. The government of Kenya introduced performance contract signing in 2004. The aim was to improve service delivery and resource utilization in public institutions among other objectives. The introduction of performance contracting in public primary teachers training colleges was an effort to institute a framework of accountability and enhance service delivery in Kenya. This study sought to establish the availability of resources for implementing Performance contracting with an aim of improving service delivery to the public. It employed descriptive survey design. The target population was 2270 employees and 783 members of the students' councils of Public Primary Teachers Training Colleges. Purposive sampling, simple random sampling and stratified random sampling were used to identify the sample population. A total of 429 respondents formed the sample size representing 30% of the study population. The study revealed several challenges in the implementation process which included lack of funds, lack of training and capacity building of employees regarding performance contracting, ambiguity in the process and resistance by personnel to participate in the process hence these challenges had hindered the successful implementation of Performance contracts in PPTTCs. It is recommended that performance contracting strategy should be strengthened with the availing of more financial resources to ensure that the required learning and teaching resources are all made available.

Authors and Affiliations

Simon K Kipkenei
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology P.O. Box 190, Kakamega Ministry of Education, Western Province
Judah Ndiku
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology P.O. Box 190, Kakamega Ministry of Education, Western Province
Julius Maiyo
Kibabii University, PO Box 1699, Bungoma, Kenya
Rodgers Cherui
Tambach Teacher Training College, P.O Box Private Bag, Tambach

Ranking, Resources, Targets, Tutors, Service Delivery, Training.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 4 | July-August 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-08-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 274-285
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162462
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Simon K Kipkenei, Judah Ndiku, Julius Maiyo, Rodgers Cherui, " Evaluation of Resource Needs and Service Delivery of Performance Contracting in Public Primary Teachers Training Colleges in Kenya", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.274-285, July-August-2016.
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