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Effect of Professionally Qualified Teachers on Academic Performance of Junior Secondary School Students in Mathematics: A Case Study of Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State

Dele-Rotimi, A. O. and Oyinlana, O. P.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

This study adopts an ex-post-factor and survey research designs in which there were no treatment and manipulation of the subject. Instead, it involves the collation of data from the records. The study aims at examining the effect of Teachers’ Qualification (TQ) on academic performance of Junior Secondary School Students in Mathematics. The target population consisted of all Junior Secondary School Students and Mathematics teachers in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Random sampling technique is used to select six secondary schools out of which 100 students were sampled. Three hypotheses were analyzed using correlation matrix and t-test statistics at the 0.05 level of significance. The results show a significant relationship between JSS 1, JSS 2 and JSS 3 mathematics performance. At the same time, significant correlation between Teachers’ Qualification (TQ) and Junior Secondary School Students’ performance in mathematics. Based on the results of the findings, it is recommended that government should always enforce professionalism in teaching. Employment of professionally trained, competent and qualified teachers should be ensured by the government, while in-service training should be conducted to no-professional teachers who also assist in teaching.