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Management of Teaching Staff for Quality Education Delivery in Secondary Schools in Abia State, Nigeria

1Department of Educational Management, University of Port Harcourt, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria


American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 8, 617-623
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-8-7
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

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Eucharia Nneka Iloabuchi, Nath. M. Abraham, Sunday T. Afangideh. Management of Teaching Staff for Quality Education Delivery in Secondary Schools in Abia State, Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(8):617-623. doi: 10.12691/education-4-8-7.

Correspondence to: Eucharia  Nneka Iloabuchi, Department of Educational Management, University of Port Harcourt, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Email: ukiloabuchi@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

This study examined the management of teaching staff for quality education delivery in secondary schools in Abia State, Nigeria. Three (3) research questions and three (3) hypotheses were answered and tested in the study which adopted the descriptive survey as the working design. The population of this study comprised the 222 public secondary schools in Abia State with 222 principals and 118 supervisors from the Secondary Education Management Board from where a sample of 270 participants was drawn using the proportionate stratified random sampling technique. Respondents of the study responded to a validated instrument titled ‘Managing Teaching Staff Scale’ (MTSS) with a reliability index of 0.77 designed by the researchers in the modified 4-point Likert scale model. Mean, standard deviation and aggregate mean were used in answering the research questions, while z-test was used in testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings of the study show among others that the various ways of motivating teaching staff for quality education delivery are that good condition of service among teachers motivates them to teach effectively, teachers make learning so interesting when they are regularly motivated by administrators, non-monetary motivations make teachers to be active in classroom activities, respect for teachers by administrative staff creates warm relationship among them for effective classroom instruction in schools, and motivation of teachers helps to control their classroom instructions for improved students’ academic performance. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended that school administrators and supervisors should adopt appropriate administrative strategies to countermand the negative effects of the challenges in school management to ensure effective service delivery.

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