In-Service Training Activities and Teachers’ Performance in Public Secondary Schools a Case of Gatsibo District


  • Ishimwe Honore Mount Kenya University
  • Mr. Mugo Letanzio Mount Kenya University
  • Dr. Marie Claire Mukamazimpaka Mount Kenya University



In-service teacher training activities are regarded as the backbone of teacher performance throughout the educational process and the quality of education with learner academic attainment, but planning and implementation remain major issues in public secondary schools. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of in-service teacher training activities on teacher performance in Gatsibo district public secondary schools, with the following specific objectives; This study first assessed the extent to which teachers receive in-service training activities in Gatsibo District's public secondary schools; second, it assessed the level of teacher performance in Gatsibo District; and finally, it investigated the impact of in-service teacher training activities on teacher performance in Gatsibo District's public secondary schools. The data was gathered from 14 Gatsibo District head teachers and 149 teachers. Purposive sampling was used to obtain the number of schools and head teachers as respondents, as well as a proportion stratified sampling technique to obtain the number of teachers who participated in each school as respondents in this study. An interview guide was used to obtain key information from head teachers in the Gatsibo the district for qualitative data. On the other hand, the questionnaire was used to publicize secondary school schools from each sector in the Gatsibo district. Stata was used as an assisting statistical software to generate means, frequencies, and standard deviations for the analysis of the collected data. According to the findings of the study, 87% of teachers agreed that they need training on how to prepare pedagogical documents in public schools. Although the findings revealed that there is a high demand for regular in-service training among teachers in public secondary schools in Gatsibo district, in-service training has an insignificant association with teacher performance. Recommendation to the government: Assess the outcomes of in-service trainings through monitoring and evaluation. The government should establish a process for gathering feedback from trainees by requesting a monthly report from school leaders on in-service trainings held at the school level.

Keywords: In-Service, Training Activities, Teachers’ Performance, Public Secondary Schools, Gatsibo District.

Author Biographies

Ishimwe Honore, Mount Kenya University

Masters Student, Educational Planning, Management and Administration, Mount Kenya University

Mr. Mugo Letanzio , Mount Kenya University

Lecturer, Educational Planning, Management and Administration, Mount Kenya University

Dr. Marie Claire Mukamazimpaka, Mount Kenya University

Lecturer, Educational Planning, Management and Administration, Mount Kenya University


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How to Cite

Honore, I., Letanzio , M. ., & Mukamazimpaka, M. C. (2022). In-Service Training Activities and Teachers’ Performance in Public Secondary Schools a Case of Gatsibo District. Journal of Education, 5(4), 46–65.