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Competencies Required by Primary School Supervisors: Basis for a Sustainable Universal Basic Education Programme

NG Nwaka


The study was a descriptive survey design aimed at identifying the
competencies supervisors of instruction require for a sustainable Universal Basic Education in primary schools in Anambra State. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The study was carried out in Onitsha Education Zone, specifically, in all the Public Primary Schools in the three Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs) in the Zone. 105 Head teachers and 51 Supervisors from the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the LGEAs formed the population of the study. The instrument used was a questionnaire that comprised two parts. Part A sought information on personal data of respondents. Part B elicited information on the competencies instruction supervisors require for effective supervision. Mean, Percentage and Standard Deviation were used to answer the research questions and t-test was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 levels of significance. Based on the findings, recommendations were made.