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Analysis of Teachers’ Utilisation in Educational Centres, Delta State, Nigeria

Teachers are important tools in educational system particularly in secondary education. They are the ones who impart knowledge to the students and play other fundamental roles in shaping students’ intellectual skills. This may be the reason why it is generally believed that no nation can grow without teacher. Thus, adequate utilisation of these teachers should be paramount to any educational centres. Generally, some teachers are under-utilised while others are over-utilised. In most cases, the utilisation of these teachers cold depends on a particular school, be it public, private or missionary schools. At this point, it becomes important to examine which of these educational centres (public, private and missionary) utilise teachers more and in what capacity are they been utilised. There are speculations that teachers in private and missionary schools are over-utilised that teachers in public. Though no empirical evidence known to the researcher has established factors such as class size and usual assignment influence teachers’ utilisation. This study therefore analysed teachers’ utilisation in educational centres, Delta State, Nigeria. It was a descriptive survey which adopted the ex-post-facto design, with a population of 1227 principals in educational centres in Delta State from which a sample of 245 was drawn representing 20% of the entire population when purposive sampling technique was adopted. Self-developed questionnaire titled “Teachers’ Utilisation in Educational Centres” (MUEC) was used to acquire information from respondents. The instrument was validated through experts’ judgement thereby established face and content validity. Split-half reliability test was further conducted on the instrument and a coefficient of 0.81 was obtained indicating a high reliability index. Data was analyses with mean rating and standard deviation while Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was adopted in hypotheses testing at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that factors influencing teachers’ utilisation are number of classes handled by the teacher, number of subjects taught by teachers among others. Also, class size could influence teachers’ utilisation since classroom management is difficult in large class-size and finds it difficult to identify students by name. Also, significant difference exists among educational centres in Delta State on how class size and usual assignment influence teachers’ utilisation. From the findings it was recommended that school principals should try to distribute responsibility equally such that there will be no under or over utilisation of teachers within the school.

Teachers’ Utilisation, Educational Centres, Delta State, Nigeria

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Nkedishu Victor Chukwubueze. (2021). Analysis of Teachers’ Utilisation in Educational Centres, Delta State, Nigeria. American Journal of Education and Information Technology, 5(1), 51-57.

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Nkedishu Victor Chukwubueze. Analysis of Teachers’ Utilisation in Educational Centres, Delta State, Nigeria. Am. J. Educ. Inf. Technol. 2021, 5(1), 51-57. doi: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20210501.18

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Nkedishu Victor Chukwubueze. Analysis of Teachers’ Utilisation in Educational Centres, Delta State, Nigeria. Am J Educ Inf Technol. 2021;5(1):51-57. doi: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20210501.18

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