THE INFLUENCE OF TEACHER QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE ON TEACHER EFFICIENCY IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SOKOTO STATE, NIGERIA
Bello Musa; Abidah Muhammad & Bashar Sa’adu Isa
This study examined the relationship between teacher supply and teacher efficiency in Senior Secondary Schools in Sokoto State, Nigeria. The study was limited to public senior secondary schools in Sokoto State. A total number of 369 teachers were selected through proportionate random sampling technique to participate in the study. Two research questions were rise and answered. One validated instrument titled Teacher Supply and Teacher Efficiency Questionnaire (TSTEQ) and teacher qualification and experiences were used for data collection. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation was the major statistical tool employed for data analysis. Findings revealed that a positive relationship exists between teacher qualification, experiences and teacher efficiency. It is recommended among others that Educational administrators should always considering teacher Qualification while recruiting and placement of teachers in senior secondary schools in the state. Conclusively the fact remains, clear that the supply is not a yard stick but, the supply of qualified, efficient and motivated ones that will cater for the rigorous needs of educational settings irrespective of their creed, religion and sexes as well as state of origin.