THE INFLUENCE OF UNTRAINED TEACHERS ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOL IN OREDO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the research work is to find out the influence of untrained teachers on the academic performance of students in some selected secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. To achieve the above stated objectives, five research questions were raised which includes:

1.Does untrained teacher affect you as a student?

2.Does untrained teacher affect school calendar?

3.Did you know the causes of untrained teacher in Edo State?

4.Does government purposely employ untrained teacher?

5.How does untrained teacher contribute to the low performance or students?

From the above research questions, a questionnaires was drawn, fifteen items was used for the study within the population of one hundred respondents from the three selected secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State which are:

1.Emotan Secondary School,

2.Idia College    

3.Imaguero College

TABLE OF CONTENT

CHAPTER ONE         

Introduction

Background of the study

Purpose of study

Significance of the study

Research questions

Limitations of the study

Definition of concepts/terms

CHAPTER TWO         

Literature review

Review of related literature

CHAPTER THREE    

Sampling techniques

Administration of questionnaires

Description of instrument

Reliability of instrument

Validity of instrument

Method of data analysis

CHAPTER FOUR       

Result and data analysis

CHAPTER FIVE         

Summary, conclusion and recommendations

REFERENCES

APPENDIX        

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

This study examined the factors responsible for the influence of untrained teachers on the academic performance of students in some selected secondary schools in Oredo local government area of Edo state of Nigeria. Though many people would agree that there is an observable fail in standard of education in Edo state of Nigeria.

Nobody in his wildest imagination would have believed that secondary schools in Edo state, has fallen to an abysmally low level as a Nigeria education observer study came up with a report that secondary school in Edo state has degenerated in the past 15 to 16 years.  The shocking news which was retorted as one of the lead bead lines in the Guardian, one of Nigeria’s major daily newspapers, was published on the 11th of February.2006. the screaming head line reads; ‘’ federal ministry of education has scores Edo state secondary level low most on social studies’’ The guardian newspaper quoted the federal ministry of education sponsored study that secondary teachers in Edo state are poorly trained and unproductive subjects.

According to the report the poor performance of students in Edo state is particularly evident in two areas; poor mastery of the untrained teachers and lack of requisite technical skill.  It was ascertained in the report that the deficiencies in both vital areas make secondary students in Edo state of the past fifteen years unfit. The study also indicated that a serious disconnection exists between untrained teachers and the parents. On the students academic performance though the study may have identified major areas of the influence of untrained teacher on the academic performance on students.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

In Nigeria as a country and Edo state in particular, teachers still living in ignorance over the fact that training teachers are more relevant in education teaching system. Although many teachers claim that their relative will assist them on gaining a teaching job in the state. It is therefore on this basic that the researcher has device possible way to enlighten the influence of untrained teachers on the academic performance of students in some selected secondary schools in Edo state.

PURPOSE OF STUDY

This research would enlighten the public on influence of untrained teachers on the academic performance of students in some selected secondary school students.

SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY 

The essence of this work is to create awareness to the general public on the influence of untrained teacher on the academic performance of students in some selected secondary level in Edo State and the way to eradicate this menace.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1.   Have you heard about untrained teachers?

2.   What is untrained teacher is all about?

3.   Do you know the causes of untrained teachers in Edo State?

4.   How does untrained teacher contribute to the low performance of students?

DEFINITION OF TERMS

Untrained teachers: This means the process where teachers are not properly received training in their discipline field of study.

Academic performance: This also means educational presentation.

Imagination: Means thoughts of mind of something.

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