Educational Qualification and Job Performance of Primary School Teachers in Ogun State, Nigeria

Abstract:

The study compared the performance of the NTI Grade II and NCE Primary Education teachers in the teaching of English among primary school pupils in Ogun State, Nigeria. 1200 primary school teachers whose age ranged between 22 and 47 years were randomly selected from four Local Government Areas. Sixty (60) of the subjects were NTI Grade II certificate holders while the rest sixty (60) hold NCE Primary Education certificate. Simple percentage and chi -square were used to test five null hypotheses. The result showed that there is a significant difference between the job efficiency of Grade II and NCE teachers. Also there is a significant difference in the work patterns of Grade II and NCE teachers. The result also showed that there is a significant difference between the absenteeism patterns of Grade II and NCE teachers. However there is no significant difference between the on-the-job absenteeism patterns of the Grade II and NCE teachers. Also, there is a significant difference between the impaired interpersonal relationships of Grade II and NCE teachers. The impliciations of the findings were discussed.