The Attitude of Teachers and Students towards Mathematics Instruction in Secondary Schools in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State

Jeremiah A. Obasanjo & Osemwenkha O. Stanley


The study investigated the attitudes of teachers and students towards mathematics instruction in secondary schools. Two research questions guided the study. The study adopted survey design. A sample of twenty three (23) students and twenty three (23) mathematics teachers were selected from secondary schools in Orhionmwon Local Government Area. The data were elicited through the use of questionnaire which was administered on the respondents, scored, analyzed and evaluated using the simple frequency and percentages. The findings among others showed that there was good and positive attitude of teachers towards the teaching of mathematics in secondary schools in spite of the shortcomings that have bedeviled the teaching profession and particularly in the teaching of mathematics. Based on this, it is therefore recommended that teachers of mathematics should be motivated, well equipped and be psychologically prepared to teach the subject in the secondary school.

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