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Teaching effectiveness of lecturers with polytechnic or university basic business education in Nigeria

D.U. Osakpa, Dyke. A.R. Okonkwo, Stella I. Ejiogu

Abstract


The objective of this research was to investigate the difference in the teaching effectiveness of lecturers who obtained basic business education from polytechnics and universities in Nigeria before acquiring higher degrees. The study adopted a survey-descriptive design. One research question and one null hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. Two thousand five hundred and forty-six students and one hundred and four lecturers of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka constituted the population from which stratified random samples of seventy-two (72) students and eighteen (18) lecturers were identified for data gathering. Teaching Effectiveness Evaluation Scale (TEES) instrument was constructed with which students rated the teaching effectiveness of lecturers. Data were analyzed with the Spearman’s Rank Order. Results showed R = 0.56, coefficient of determination = 31% and coefficient of regression = 0.72. It was found that lecturers who ND/HND from polytechnics before getting higher degrees from universities taught more effectively than their colleagues who obtained B.Ed, B.Sc or B.B.Ed before getting higher  degrees. Three recommendations were made one of which was that both Polytechnics and Universities should organize regular seminars and workshops for lecturers who lacked effective teaching skills.

Keywords: Teaching Effectiveness Lecturers Basic Education Polytechnics Universities




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v12i1.11
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