TEACHER QUALITIES AND SCHOOL FACTORS AS CORRELATES OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA
Borisade, F. T.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study aimed at investigating the effects of teacher qualities and school factors on the academic performance of secondary school students in mathematics. A purposive random sampling technique was used to select 150 teachers from 75 secondary schools in Ekiti State. May/June, 2011 WAEC result and a constructed questionnaire were used to obtain information on these factors. Three hypotheses were raised and tested at 0.05 level of significant using a t-test statistical analysis. The results showed a no significant different in the academic performance of students in mathematics from either urban or rural areas. And from those schools established before 1980 and those after 1980; the results were the same for those taught by mathematics teacher specialists and the non-specialist. These results showed that students in the rural areas performed likely as those in urban areas, and those taught by the non-specialist were at par with those taught by specialist and that year of establishment of a school did not have much effect on the students academic performance. Government is therefore advised to make facilities available for all schools irrespective of their location or year of establishment. Workshops, seminars and conferences should be organized for all mathematics teachers without using any selective approach.