Remuneration and Motivation of Teachers in Government Aided Secondary Schools in Mukono District
Malunda, Paul Netalisile
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This article examines the relationship between remuneration and motivation of teachers in government aided secondary schools in Mukono District. It examines relationship between (i) salaries, (ii) allowances, (iii) fridge benefits and motivation of teachers in government aided in Mukono District. A sample of 130 teachers was selected from a total of 313 teachers from eight purposively selected secondary schools in the District. Descriptive cross sectional survey design was used to collect data using questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussions and document analysis. Pearson’s correlation and regression analysis were used to measure the degree and strength of the relationship between remuneration and motivation. The article reveales that remuneration explains 43.3% of the variations in motivation of teachers. The findings indicate that fridge benefits and allowances are significant predictors of teacher motivation. The article recommends that the government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Education and Sports, lifts the ban on teacher recruitment to have all teachers on the payroll, introduces rural schools’ allowances and build low cost houses for accommodation so as to attract qualified teachers to rural schools. These moves should boost teacher motivation.