EFFECT OF INSUFFICIENT OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT TEACHERS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA
Ajani, Safurat Toyin (Ph.D); Folorunso, Isaac Oluwole (Ph.D) & Apetu, Serah
The nature of the core courses in Office Technology and Management.(shorthand and word processing) demands motivating students at all times to keep their interest in the course burning and on the increase. Lack of competent Office Technology and Management teachers’ water down the interest of students to opt for Office Technology and Management course. The paper investigates the effect of insufficient Office Technology and Management teachers on academic performances of students in Office Technology and Management courses. The study adopted descriptive design; population consisted of all ND (2) OTM students of Federal Polytechnic, Ede and MoshoodAbiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta and NCE(2) Business Education students of AdeniranOgunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin. The sample consisted of 50 students randomly selected from each of the institution. A five point likert-type scale was used to elicit data from the respondents. The instruments were validated by two experts in Business education department and one expert in measurement and evaluation. The reliability of the research instrument was tested using test-re-test method which gave a coefficient of (r) value of 0.82. The data collected were analysed using frequency count, percentage and chi-square. The null hypotheses formulated were rejected at 0.05level of significance since the calculated values were greater than the table value. The study revealed that there is significant relationship between teachers’ qualifications and students’ academic performances. The paper recommends amongst other that qualified and certified teachers should be employed by government to teach Office Technology and Management courses.