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1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of problem
1.3 Objective of the study
1.4 Research Hypotheses
1.5 Significance of the study
1.6 Scope and limitation of the study
1.7 Definition of terms
1.8 Organization of the study
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
3.0 Research methodology
3.1 sources of data collection
3.3 Population of the study
3.4 Sampling and sampling distribution
3.5 Validation of research instrument
3.6 Method of data analysis
DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
4.2 Data analysis
This study is on effect of teacher’s qualification on student’s academic performance in senior secondary school. The total population for the study is 200 staff of selected secondary schools in Lagos state. The researcher used questionnaires as the instrument for the data collection. Descriptive Survey research design was adopted for this study. A total of 133 respondents made principals, vice principals administration, senior staff and junior staff were used for the study. The data collected were presented in tables and analyzed using simple percentages and frequencies
- Background of the study
The purpose of education is to equip the individuals to reshape their society and eliminate inequality. In particular, secondary school education is an important sector in national and individual development. It plays a vital role in creating a country’s human resource base at a level higher than primary education (Boit, Njoki and Chang’ach, 2012). Provision of quality secondary education is therefore important in generating the opportunities and benefits of social and economic development (Onsumu, Muthaka, Ngware and Kosembei, 2006). One of the indicators of quality of education being provided is cognitive performance of learners (UNESCO, 2005). Levin, Wasanga and Somerset (2011) reported that the academic performance of students at secondary school level is not only a pointer of the effectiveness of students but also a major issue that depends on teachers’ qualification. The quality of education of a nation could be determined by the quality of her teachers. The most important factor in improving students’ achievement in is by employing seasoned qualified teachers in all schools. Policy investment on quality of teachers is related to improvement in students’ performance (Abe an Adu, 2013). It is further reported that, teacher’s characteristics such as certification status and degree in area of specialization are very significant and positively correlated with students learning outcomes (Salman, 2009). Wiki (2013) opined that a teacher qualification is one of a number of academic and professional degree that enables a person to become a registered teacher in primary or secondary school. Such qualifications include, but are not limited to, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGDE). The Professional Diploma in Education (PDE), Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE). In Lagos State, teachers who are academically qualified and those that are professionally qualified are engaged to carry out instructional process (Ahiazu and Princewell, 2011). There is growing interest in the professional development of teachers as the demands, expectations, and requirements of teacher education increasingly come under scrutiny (Louhran, 2014). What the teacher does, influences, the whole process of learning. Effective teacher produces better performing students (Akiri 2013). Van den Bergh and Roos (2014) maintained that professional development of teachers can be effective and sustainable, if certain conditions are met (Curwood 2014). A teacher is the bridge that makes teaching and learning effective. The teacher is thus the builder whose performance depends on adequate qualification, gender, experience and preparation. This adequate knowledge and experience could be attained or achieved by acquiring additional knowledge that will stimulate his/her communication in teaching for efficiency (Oyedeji, 2000). That is, teachers’ attitude, personality, quality, effectiveness, academic qualification, experience and gender of a teacher enhance or determine his/her performance. It could also be noted that the level and quality of education attained by the teacher determines the characteristics exhibited vis-à-vis the performance of the students. The differential scholastic achievement of students in Nigeria has been and is still a source of concern and research interest to educators, government and parents. This is so because of the great importance that education has on the national development of the country. All over the country, there is a consensus of opinion about the fallen standard of education in Nigeria (Adebule, 2004). Parents and government are in total agreement that their huge investment on education is not yielding the desired dividend. Teachers also complain of students’ low performance at both internal and external examinations. Hence, this study investigates the effects of teachers’ qualification on students’ academic performance in senior secondary schools in Lagos State
- STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Several researchers have attempted to investigate the link between teacher’s characteristics and students’ academic performance, leaving behind gaps that needed to be filled. Prior studies had different independent variables and were conducted in different contexts which justify the need for the proposed study. Many secondary schools whether public or private in Lagos State engage unqualified teachers and tutors who lack the requisite qualification in terms of academic competence and training needed to transfer knowledge to their students. These teachers who ought to be the catalyst for learning and aiding academic performance in students have become a cog in the wheel of academic progress in the Nigerian educational system. It is against this backdrop that this research seeks to examine the effects of teachers’ qualification on students’ academic performance in senior secondary schools in Lagos State with special reference to Agege Local Government Area.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objectives of the study are;
- To explore the relationship between teachers qualifications and students academic performance in senior secondary schools in Lagos State.
- To examine the effects of teachers’ experience on students’ academic performance in senior secondary.
- To ascertain the teachers qualification and teaching performance
1.4 RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
For the successful completion of the study, the following research hypotheses were formulated by the researcher;
H0: There is no significant relationship between teachers qualifications and students academic performance in senior secondary schools in Lagos State
H1: There is significant relationship between teachers qualifications and students academic performance in senior secondary schools in Lagos State
H02: Teacher’s experience is not a significant predictor of students’ academic performance in senior secondary school
H2: Teacher’s experience is a significant predictor of students’ academic performance in senior secondary school
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The findings of the research work will be of help to teachers, students, school management and educational planners as well as the entire society. It will guide the school management on what qualities and qualifications to look for in recruiting facilitators. It will also give teachers an insight into what is expected of them. Also, these findings can be used to guide educational planners about the need for qualified economics teachers to facilitate effective teaching and learning in secondary schools.
1.6 SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
The scope of the study covers effect of teacher’s qualification on student’s academic performance in senior secondary school. The researcher encounters some constrain which limited the scope of the study;
- a) AVAILABILITY OF RESEARCH MATERIAL: The research material available to the researcher is insufficient, thereby limiting the study
- b) TIME: The time frame allocated to the study does not enhance wider coverage as the researcher has to combine other academic activities and examinations with the study.
- c) Organizational privacy: Limited Access to the selected auditing firm makes it difficult to get all the necessary and required information concerning the activities
- DEFINITION OF TERMS
Teacher qualification: This refers to the level of academic achievement of a teacher beginning from the level of teachers training to the level of in-service training.
Student performance: This refers to the ability and capacity of the student to achieve an educational aim.
1.8 ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY
This research work is organized in five chapters, for easy understanding, as follows
Chapter one is concern with the introduction, which consist of the (overview, of the study), historical background, statement of problem, objectives of the study, research hypotheses, significance of the study, scope and limitation of the study, definition of terms and historical background of the study. Chapter two highlights the theoretical framework on which the study is based, thus the review of related literature. Chapter three deals on the research design and methodology adopted in the study. Chapter four concentrate on the data collection and analysis and presentation of finding. Chapter five gives summary, conclusion, and recommendations made of the study.