THE IMPACT OF TEACHERS QUALITY ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS( A CASE STUDY OF NKANU EAST LGA)
Education plays a very significant role in the development of any nation. For a nation to pass its culture from generation to generation, in this age of technology, there is a need for well-trained teachers. The quality of a teacher is undoubtedly reflected in the quality of his teaching as well as the outcome of teaching. This study was carried out to look at the relationship between the quality of teachers and the students’ academic performance in Nkanu East Local Government Area. The research instrument was a self – designed questionnaire called “Teachers Quality and Students Academic Performance” (TQSAP). The respondents were sampled using simple random sampling techniques. The questionnaire was administered on the teachers of the sampled schools. The results, among others showed that teachers’ qualifications had high significant relationship on students’ academic performance. On the basis of the findings, it was recommended that there is the urgent need for recruitment of qualified teachers in various subject areas to arrest the present cute shortage of teachers. Teachers should be encouraged to attend more workshops, conferences and seminars to improve their pedagogical skills, knowledge and efficiency.