Assessments of Teachers’ Qualifications and Teaching Effectiveness in Mathematics in Junior Secondary Schools in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State

Dr John Arikpo Okri, Allahoki Nimphas D. & Hassan Bala Saleh


The study assessed the influence of teachers’ qualification on effectiveness of Mathematics teaching in secondary schools in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State. The survey design was adopted for the study. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 339 students for the study. One hypothesis, tested at 0.05 level of significance, guided the study. The researchers developed a validated instrument titled “Assessment of Teachers’ Qualification and Mathematics Teaching Effectiveness Questionnaire” (ATQMTEQ), to collect data for the study. This had a reliability coefficient which ranged from 0.59 to 0.89 established using test re-test reliability method. The data collected were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance. The findings showed, among other things, that there was significant influence of teachers’ qualification on Mathematics teaching effectiveness. The paper recommended among other things that teachers should receive more and regular training through workshop and in-service training. The paper further recommended that to improve and stabilize the teachers’ qualification generally, effective monitoring and supervision should be put in place to ensure that teachers do not deteriorate in effectiveness as they acquire higher qualifications.

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