Attitude of Teachers-in-training to Teaching Profession in the Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
Ogunlade, J. O. and Makinde, V. I.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study was a survey of the attitude of teachers-in-training to teaching profession in the Nigerian tertiary institutions taking College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti and the Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti as a case study. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of intending teaching personnel and their dispositions to the teaching profession. The participants were stratified into two and random sample was used to draw one hundred students in the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti and fifty students in the Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University. A set of validated questionnaire entitled: Attitude of Teachers-in-Training to Teaching Profession [ATTTP] was used to measure their attitude to job roles in the teaching profession. Simple percentage and t-test statistics were sued in analyzing the data obtained for the study. Findings revealed among others a deep negative attitude and non committance of the teachers-in-training towards teaching profession. To revert this unacceptable development, the culture of discipline, integrity, hardwork and dedication should be entrenched at the training level of teachers-in-training. Also, government and other stakeholders in education must ensure that they improve upon the welfare of teachers so that other people will be interest in joining the profession.