A STUDY ON TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY OF GARISSA TOWNSHIP SUB-COUNTY, KENYA

Salah Abdirahman Farah

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Performance appraisal system is lately adopted by most companies and organizations to evaluate individual employee in order to get a clear picture of the specific employee. As much as the organizations have taken up the initiative of developing the tool, questions like is it useful, has it impacted on the productivity of these employees and how effective is it must be answered and well ventilated. The study dwelled and sought to answer the above questions on Teachers Service Commission of Kenya’s performance appraisal system through the teachers it has employed in the public schools in Garissa township sub-county. It was, through this research, found out that the general perception level among teachers towards the tool is positive. Teachers have seen it to be a good idea. It was also found that majority of the respondents were satisfied with the effectiveness of the system. The tool is quite effective in achieving the objective it was developed for. However, respondents were for the opinion that it has no impact on their work productivity. Work productivity depends on other factors including in-service training, motivation, clear mechanisms of promotion including academic qualification etc. it was also found out that the tool is useful but must be updated periodically to cater for various needs. In conclusion, the performance appraisal tool developed by Teachers Service Commission (TSC) called Teachers performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) got approval from majority of the respondents in terms of its general perception, effectiveness and its usefulness to the teaching fraternity. However to get maximum production from the employees, the employer must also enhance all the factors mentioned by the teachers including clear criteria for promotion in order to achieve its set objectives.

 

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