RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN QUALIFICATIONS, REMUNERATION, TRAINING AND JOB EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHERS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EDO STATE, NIGERIA
The study investigated the relationship between qualifications, remuneration, training and job effectiveness of teachers in public secondary schools in Edo State, Nigeria. In carrying out this study therefore, five research questions were raised out of which one was answered descriptively while four hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted the correlational research design. The population of the study was made up of 3321 teachers in public junior secondary schools in Edo State, Nigeria. The multistage sampling technique was adopted for the study. A sample of 332 teachers was used which comprised 10% of the population. However, the principals were also used as respondents for the study to ascertain the job effectiveness of teachers. The copies of the questionnaires were used for the data collection and were titled: Teacher Job Effectiveness Questionnaire (TJEQ) and Teacher Qualification, Remuneration, Training and Job Effectiveness Questionnaire (TQRTJEQ). The instruments for the study were validated by the researchers’ supervisors and two other experts in Education. The test re-test reliability method was adopted for this study and the reliability coefficients of 0.87 and 0.79 were obtained. The data collected were analysed using frequencies, percentages, chi-square and regression analysis. The findings of the study showed that teachers in public secondary schools in Edo State were fairly effective in their job, qualifications had no significant relationship with job effectiveness of teachers, remuneration and training had significant relationship with job effectiveness of teachers and that training mostly predicted job effectiveness of teachers. Based on the findings, it was recommended that Government should ensure that remuneration packages such as leave bonuses, car loans, housing loans, health insurance scheme among others, are provided to teachers in order to enhance their job effectiveness in schools and that in-service training programmes like coaching, mentoring, computer based training, discussion session should be regularly organized by the school administrators for teachers.