In Service Training and Teacher Performance in Selected Government Aided Secondary Schools in Mubende district .
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between in-service training and teacher performance in selected Government-aided secondary schools in Mubende District. The study adopted a Descriptive survey design which facilitated collection of both qualitative and quantitative data. The sample size for data collection was 76 participants. These included 70 teachers from the selected Government-aided secondary schools in Mubende District, 4 Head teachers, 1 District Education Officer and 1 inspector of schools. Data was collected using questionnaires, interview and documentary review. Questionnaires were administered to 70 teachers in selected government-aided secondary schools in Mubende District following the simple random sampling technique though only 66 questionnaires were received back. Purposive sampling was used in the case of Head teachers, District Education officer and Inspector of schools. Collected data was analyzed in terms of descriptive statistics and presented in tables, simple summaries, frequencies and percentages. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to run Pearson correlation coefficient (r), Regression and ANOVA tests. Results from the study indicated a significant positive relationship between in-service training and teacher performance. The study recommended that to ensure that all serving teachers receive regular in-service training, the ministry of Education should design and implement an in-service training program for secondary teachers that target both science and arts subject teachers if quality teacher performance is to be realized and maintained. Key words: In-service training; Teacher performance.