School Management and Students’ Performance in Private Secondary Schools in Uyo Metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (Published)
The study examined the relationship between school management and students’ performance in private secondary schools in Uyo metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The descriptive and survey methods were adopted for this study. The population of 90 students was adopted for the study using purposive sampling techniques. For the objectives of the study to be achieved, two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated and tested. The study utilized structured questionnaire and interview as the major instruments for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Results showed that there is a significant and positive relationship between variables of school management such as teachers’ behaviors, time management and students’ academic performance in private secondary schools in Uyo metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. It was recommended that, management of private secondary schools in Uyo metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria should be effective in time management and be more proactive in human capital management programs to ensure effective and improved performance of both teachers and students.
Extensiveness of Teachers Motivation Strategies in Enhancing Form Four Students’ Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Namtumbo District – Tanzania (Published)
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent of teachers’ motivation strategy in enhancing form four students’ academic performance in public secondary schools in Namtumbo district – Tanzania. The study was guided by the theory of Transformation Supervision Theory developed by Bass, (1985). Question which guides the study is to what extent does teachers’ motivation strategies enhance students’ academic performance in public secondary schools in Namtumbo District? The study used convergent design under a mixed method approaches (Quantitative and Qualitative approaches). Target population of the study were 948, probability and non-probability sampling were used to get sample size of 135 respondents. The instruments for data collection were questionnaires for teachers, students, and academic masters/mistresses and interview-guide for heads of schools and WEOs. The validity of the instruments determined through content validity by expert in education from Mwenge Catholic University and face validity were viewed by a researcher. The reliability of the instruments was determined by using Cronbach Alpha which measures the consistency of the items and the results were r= 0.775 for students, r=0.757for teachers and r=0.943 for academic masters/mistresses. Qualitative data was established through triangulation. The quantitative data was analysed into frequencies, percentages, tables, and mean scores by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 22. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. Hypothesis tested by using Pearson correlation at significance level of 0.05. The study found that teachers’ were not much motivated by heads of schools due to lack of trainings, in-service training, workshops and seminars shortage of teaching and learning materials, shortage of facilities like laboratories and libraries. Study concluded that due to lack of implementation of motivation strategies teachers’ reduced the morale of teaching and learning process in enhancing students’ academic performance. The study recommended that, heads of schools find means of motivating teachers for the purpose of improving the performances in National examinations. The government should provide training to teachers, teaching and learning resources and facilities in schools.
Mbawala F.A., Siamoo P., Okendo E.O. (2022) Extensiveness of Teachers Motivation Strategies in Enhancing Form Four Students’ Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Namtumbo District – Tanzania, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.11, pp.53-72