The Effect of Management on Performance of Higher Institutions of Learning Case Study: Uganda Martyrs University (Nkozi)
Author: WATSEMBA SARAH EDITH
Supervisor: Marie Nakitende Goretti
The study thought to examine the effects of management on the performance of higher institutions of learning, a case study of Uganda Martyrs University. It was guided by the following objectives; to examine the effect of planning on performance of higher institution of learning in UMU, to assess the effect of monitoring on performance of higher institution of learning in UMU and to examine the effect of evaluation on performance of higher institution of learning in UMU.
The research was conducted using both quantitative and qualitative approaches using a cross sectional and Case study research Designs. Data was collected using Questionnaires and Interview guides as well as review of available documents and records targeting basically, management, staffs and students of UMU as respondents from a population of 50. Data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Scientists where conclusions were drawn into tables and figures from the Package.
From the findings of the study, a number of conclusions were drawn: there was a positive relationship between planning and the performance of the university. It was concluded that monitoring has a significant effect on management of university operations. It was concluded that there is a significant positive relationship between evaluation and the management of university.
The following were recommended; Strategic plan ownership is tenuous at both formulation and implementation stages. The study also recommends that the institution establishes and manages knowledge/information management system within the institution so as to enable all parties within the institution to freely access and utilize the official information. The study also recommends that the institution establishes a strategy for improving the generation of additional finances for the operations of the University.
This could be done through writing projects, other competitive endeavors which are directly aimed at winning funds for the University. Finally, the study recommends that there should be a deliberate attempt to conduct a study which establishes the relationship of managementís commitment based on factors that are external to the University such as behavioral issues of the students, financial stress of parents, and information technology.