International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Challenges Faced by Secondary School Teacher Trainees in Universities in Uganda
Dr. Tuyizere Alice Peace

This paper examined experiences of teacher trainees during their training for secondary education. Technology has had a significant impact on teacher trainees’ experiences at university level. World over, science and research are shaping people’s lives, yet, in Ugandan universities, this is taking a negative impact. For example the majority of teacher trainees offer humanities which quite often lead to unemployment of many graduate teachers; teaching staff in most universities still use out dated modes of teachinge, eg; dictating notes to overcrowded students in lectures rooms and dining halls; the majority of the teaching staff and students lack skills in computer use; universities do not also have enough computers and projectors for staff and teacher trainees, due to inadequate funding; teaching staff still depend on notes which have turned yellow because they are not updated. Poor teaching methods affect the quality of teachers produced and their marketability in the global market of employment.

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