STOCHASTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC ANALYSIS OF VOCATIONAL TEACHERS' ATTRITION AND RETENTION IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA
Abdulhamid, A. and Bawa, B.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This survey on Stochastic and diagnostic analysis of vocational teachers attrition and retention in Adamawa State was conducted to find out the factors contributing to vocational teachers attrition and retention, and the strategies for curtailing the attrition. All the vocational teachers in Adamawa State technical colleges and other government secondary schools constituted the study's population. A sample of fifty six vocational education teachers was randomly selected from the three education zones in the State. With the help of three research questions, data were collected using well structured questionnaire and analyzed using a statistical mean rating. The results indicated among others that vocational teachers' attrition was as a result of neglect of teaching profession and poor salary structure. The major proposition was that government should address the issue of neglect of teaching profession, improve the salary structure, facilitate and encourage professional development and provide incentives and regular in-service training to all vocational teachers.