EFFECT OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION ON PERFORMANCE OF UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION SCHOOLS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF UGANDA: A STUDY OF SELECTED SCHOOLS IN WAKISO DISTRICT
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The purpose of this study was to establish the effect of M&E on performance of UPE schools in local governments of Uganda in selected schools in Wakiso District. The objectives were to “establish the effect of M&E planning on the performance of UPE schools in Wakiso District”, “to assess the effect of M&E implementation on the performance of UPE schools in Wakiso District” and to examine the extent to which M&E process influences performance of UPE schools in Wakiso District. The design used was a cross-sectional survey. The sample was 184 respondents but the study managed to get 157. The simple random method was used to select the headteachers. Purposive sampling was used to select MoES official, DEO and DSI. “Quantitative data analysis mainly consisted of descriptive statistics (frequencies and percentages) and inferential statistics (Spearman correlation and regression)”. “Content analysis was used to analyze qualitative data”. It was revealed a significant positive strong effect (55.7%) of between M&E planning on performance of UPE schools, there was a significant moderate positive effect (24.5%) of between M&E implementation and performance of UPE schools and there was a significant moderate positive effect (34.0%) of M&E process on performance of UPE schools. It was concluded that all dimensions of M&E had a positive effect on performance of UPE schools and it recommended that the shortcomings in the dimensions of M&E should be resolved to improve performance of UPE schools.