Analysis of factors that influence the implementation of work plans in primary schools in uganda.

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Supervisor/Advisor

Dr. Nicholas Wachira

Second Supervisor/Advisor

Dr. Fortidas Bakuza


Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


Planning essentially involves dealing with aims and objectives, selecting correct strategies and programs to achieve the aims, determining and allocating the required resources and to ensure that plans are communicated to all concerned. When school’s plans are known to each member, it is highly likely that school effectiveness will be achieved. School effectiveness is concerned with the provision of enhancing conditions at school level which involves all contextual variables related with school such as; teaching, learning, administration, pupils’ motivation and community involvement that could all be scheduled in school work plan. Work plan is a major tool used for guiding all school activities to ensure that each member executes their daily tasks as scheduled so as to contribute to school effectiveness. Indeed, work plans represent the school implementation strategy since all activities in the school have certain target that is shaped by its vision and mission. The objective of this study was to analyze the factors that influence the implementation of work plans in primary schools in Tororo Municipality Uganda. The research employed the descriptive survey research design. The target population of the study was the 15 public primary schools and 276 teachers in the municipality. A sample of 153 teachers was utilized. A questionnaire was used to collect data. The results revealed that organizational characteristics factors most inhibited the implementation of school work plans. Such factors as lack of specific criteria of assigning work plan tasks, inadequate communication, and unsuitable resources allocation were outstanding. On the other hand, facilitating factors were; active participation of school administrators and work plan implementation capability of staff. Therefore, schools may find the findings of this study useful because they can use them to reorganize their work plan implementation process.

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