Unimke, Sylvester Akongi (Ph.D); Prof. Donald Bette Enu & Prof. (Mrs) A. E. O. Esu
This paper focused on teachers’ years of teaching experience as fulcrum of teaching effectiveness in Social Studies in Secondary Schools in Cross River State, Nigeria. To find a solution to the study problem, a research question was posed and converted to one statement of hypothesis. The research design for the study was ex-post facto and questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. The hypothesis for the study was tested at 0.05 level of significance and One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used as statistical tool for analysis of data. The result of analysis produced, an f-ratio of .017 for the study. The result indicates that teachers’ years of teaching experience do not significantly influence teaching effectiveness in Social Studies in Secondary Schools in Cross River State. On this note, government should not use years of teaching experience as sine quo non in the employment and recruitment of teachers at the secondary school levels of our educational system.