By Victor Idomo, Henry Dajan & Akwa Owoh
The study investigated the influence of teachers’ education programme on economic growth and students’ skills for employment in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Stratified random sampling technique was utilized. The population consisted 2,884 secondary school teachers in Akwa Ibom State. A sample of 288 teachers, representing ten percent of the population, was used. The instrument titled “Teachers Education Effectiveness Questionnaire (TEEQ)” was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts and reliability established using Cronbach Alpha statistics which yielded an index of 0.86. Mean, standard deviation and independent t-test statistics were used for data analysis. The results revealed that effective teachers’ education increases economic growth and develops students’ skills for gainful employment. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among others, that manpower planning and production should guide educational planning in Nigeria by identifying current and future skills needed in all sectors of the economy.