This research work was carried out in
urban and rural areas of Ogbrau Local Government Area of Anambra State
to find out factors affecting attitude to work of secondary school
The questionnaire was the instrument used in obtaining data for answering the research questions.
Some of the factors associated with the
problem have been fully identified and analyzed in this work among which
is inadequate teaching materials in our secondary school.
Some recommendations have also been put forward to save our secondary education from total collapse.
It is therefore hoped that readers will find this work very useful and interesting.
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Teachers occupy a every important
position in the educational system of any country because it is upon
their number, quality, devotion to study that system depends.
Teachers have many roles to play for
effective teaching and learning in our school. They are supposed to be
representatives of the community and as well as academic specialist.
Therefore, how a teacher goes about his/her duties and obligation in
achieving the aims of the school sis regarded as the teachers’ roles.
A teacher is seen as an embodiment of knowledge.
He / she has complete authority in the
classroom and his/ her role demands that he/she exercise maturity and
sense of responsibility in using his/ her freedom he is expected to pay
attention to individual problems of the children under his/ her care and
maintain measurable discipline in the class.
Teachers prepare reports, distribute and
care for teaching materials and other equipments. The importance and
benefit of giving parents a complete and detailed progress repent on
their children can hardly be over stressed
In social functions, the teachers are
regarded as having wisdom. They are regarded as leaders, advisers or
consultants. The community therefore expects teachers to help in
fulfilling its aspiration.
However, the search for material wealth
and get rich quick attitude, appears to have set aside the age long
traditional attitude of hard work and devotion to duty which teachers
are formerly known. Selfishness and inordinate ambition have now become
the order of the day.
Many teachers do not accept best attitude to work to enable them.
Teachers have little or no interest in
their jobs and are not dedicated to their work any more. This
deteriorating trend in all work of human life is observed more in urban
areas where the degree of sophistication seems to dedicate the evil
Shagari (1982) observed that the
attitude of Nigeria to work is the worst in the world and that if only
every Nigerian is prepared to do an honest days work for an honest day’s
pay, Nigeria would achieve wonders in every sphere of human endeavour.
Teaching which every body recognizes as a
noble profession since ages, has been the talk of the town, the average
man in the street presently laments over apparent fall in standard of
education in the our society which they usually attribute to the
teachers attitude to work. because to poor attitude to work by teachers
the standard of education is falling daily. Some honest Nigerians are
restive about this development. For this reason, one is tempted to
believe that teachers attitude to work needs re-appraisal.
The researcher therefore will
investigate factors affecting attitude to work by secondary school
teachers in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State and to find
out solution if any to the identified problems.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Students are being prepared to be
leaders of tomorrow and if this great nation intends to have good
leaders in future, teachers in our secondary school should be consistent
in discharging their duties. They should be zealous and dedicated in
their teaching endeavor.
Secondary school is the second pivot
upon which other levels of education rest. This is why the teachers’
good attitude to work is necessary students discipline, punctuality and
orderliness are poor where teachers do not do their work as expected.
The study therefore, is an attempt to
find out factors affecting attitude to work of secondary school teachers
in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
- To identify factors affecting attitude to work of secondary school teachers in urban area.
- Specifically to find out factors affecting attitude to work of secondary school teachers in rural area.
- To find out common factors affecting attitude to work of secondary
school teachers in rural and urban areas of Ogbaru Local Government
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This study will bring to light the reasons for total lack of interest, commitment and dedication to work by teachers.
By so doing, the erosion of confidence and disturbing all of standard of education will be checked.
On the government side, irregular
payment of salaries and total lack of commitment to solve the problems
of teachers and the student will be checked. Motivation of teachers and
introduction of in service training programme by government for
incompetent teachers will help them to grow and enhance the standard
quality of their performance in the school and classroom if this is
achieved by government, it would not be too long for the falling
standard of education and serious erosion of confidence by the society
about present day education be reversed.
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This study will cover factors affecting
attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ogbaru Local Government
Area of Anambra State.
It will be based mostly on identifying
actually the various attitudes of teachers of secondary schools in
Ogbaru towards carrying out their duties.
1.6 RESEARCH QUESTION
The following research questions where formulated for this study
- What are the factors affecting attitude to work of secondary school teachers in urban areas?
- What are the factors affecting attitude to work of secondary school teacher in rural area of Ogbaru?
- What are the common factors that affect attitude to work of
secondary school teachers in urban and rural areas of Ogbaru such as
economic social, religions and political factors?