Managing teachers work safety for quality Service delivery in secondary schools in rivers State
The paper is on teachers work safety as a roadmap to quality service delivery in secondary schools in Rivers State. The paper utilize qualitative technique method for the analysis of data. Data were sourced from secondary sources such as textbooks, journals and the internet. The concept of work safety was defined as protection from various forms of work hazard. The forms of work threat facing secondary school teachers were highlighted such as bullying, sexual harassment, deprivation of human rights etc. The implications of teacher’s threat at work were identified such as absenteeism, depression, classroom disorderliness. The contributions of teachers work safety to learning in secondary schools were identified. The methods of enhancing teachers work safety in secondary schools within the state such as school plant planning, setting rules and regulations etc. were discussed. The paper concludes that teachers work safety is important for quality service delivery in secondary schools in the state. It was recommended that teachers unions should be established in secondary schools and teachers should also be educated on work safety measures in secondary schools within the state.
KEYWORDS: Safety, Secondary, Student, Service, Schools, Service Delivery