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n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Relationship between teachers' qualification and students' performance in mathematics among students of private secondary schools in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria

Volume 5, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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Abstract

The study emphasised the relationship between teachers' qualification and students' performance in mathematics, in Ikpoba-Okha L.G.A, Edo State. The study was a Correlational survey and was conducted using twenty five private secondary schools randomly selected and a sample size of 50 mathematics teachers purposively selected from the area of study. The study was guided by four research questions and four null hypotheses. The instrument used for data collection was the Teachers' Qualification and Students' Mathematics Achievement Questionnaire" (TQSMAQ) which was developed by the researchers. The instrument was properly validated and had a reliability coefficient of 0.983 using the rho statistics. The findings of this study showed that: (1) the relationship between the mathematics teachers' qualification and the overall average performance of students in mathematics had a negative partial correlation of -0205 which was less than the significance level of 0.261; (2) the relationship between the mathematics teachers' qualification and the average performance of female students in mathematics had a negative partial correlation of -0.119 which was less than the significance level of 0.515; (3) the relationship between the mathematics teachers' qualification and the average performance of male students in mathematics has a negative partial correlation of -0.213 which was less than the significance level 0.242; and (4) the relationship between the mathematics teachers' qualification and percentage of passes among students in mathematics has a negative partial correlation of -0.245 which was less than the significance level 0.176. Some recommendations were made and some counselling implications outlined. The study ended with a conclusion. Mathematics is the bedrock for the study of all sciences, hence, the place of mathematics in the technological development of any nation cannot be overemphasized. The quality of mathematics teachers engaged by schools would either positively or negatively impact the performance of students in the subject.

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2014-08-01
2019-10-19

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