Factors Influencing Motivation of Part-time TVET Lecturers from Industries in Mombasa

  • Kihu Peter Miano
  • Bozo Jenze
  • Wandago Benson Odongo
Keywords: TVET, Part-time teachers, pedagogical knowledge, motivation

Abstract

Part-time lecturers play an important and increasingly indispensable role in TVET institutions. Many such trainers are practitioners in industry and bring with them experience, skills and practical knowledge that expose and prepare learners to realities of industry. Despite this, many TVET institutions continue to manage the visiting faculty in an ad hoc manner. The objectives of the study were to investigate factors that influence motivation of TVET part time trainers and by extension their performance; drivers, and environment under which they operate in. Data was collected from 50 respondents from two TVET institutions in Mombasa. Data was collected through self-administered questionnaires, and face to face interviews with heads of departments from Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) and Mombasa Technical Training Institute (MTTI) in Mombasa, Kenya. The study found that minimal involvement, poor communication, remuneration delays and lack of equipment were some of the factors that affected their motivation. The study recommended an attitude change amongst Technical Institutes (TI) managers, involvement in decision making and organization of special forums to bring together all faculty members for better collaboration.

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Published
01-10-2017
How to Cite
Miano, K., Jenze, B., & Odongo, W. (2017). Factors Influencing Motivation of Part-time TVET Lecturers from Industries in Mombasa. Africa Journal of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2(1), 172-181. Retrieved from https://afritvet.org/index.php/Afritvet/article/view/51