Teacher quality and facility climate in foreign and public schools in Nigeria: A comparative survey
This study compared the quality of teachers and the state of facilities in foreign (American, British, French, Italian and Turkish) and public (Nigerian) schools with a view to extracting innovative strategies that will improve on the latter. Two questionnaires and an inventory were administered to 552 respondents comprising teachers and students. Responses obtained were analysed using simple percentage, mean and t-Test. The results showed that the quality of teachers and the condition of school facilities were significantly different between foreign and public school types in Nigeria with those of the latter being comparatively less favourable. Based on the results, recommendations emphasizing the need for improvements in the status of the teaching profession, teachers’ conditions of service, teacher education programmes and school facilities were made.
Keywords: Teacher, quality, facility, foreign schools, public Schools