E. John Ubah & Ogunbodede O. Oluseyi
The study investigated whether there were differences in teachers’ perception of the supervisory roles of the principals and whether the differences, if any, were affected by variables such as professional training of teachers, gender, type of school, location of schools and experiences of principals. Four research questions guided the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study consisted of all the teachers in secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. A total of 200 teachers were randomly selected. The instrument used in this study consisted of a questionnaire titled “Analysis of Principals’ Supervision of Instruction in Secondary Schools Questionnaire (APSISSQ).” Chi- square was used to analyze the data collected. The results of the analysis showed that there was no significant differences between the perception of professionally trained and untrained teachers, male and female teachers, between principal’s supervision of instruction in coeducational schools and single sex schools, experienced and less experienced principals, and schools located in sub-urban and rural areas. Based on the findings, recommendations were made.