Teaching effectiveness and students' performance in conventional schools and coaching centres in Lagos state.
There has been a proliferation of coaching centres in Lagos State. These run side-by-side conventional schools offering general education. Stakeholders in the education industry have raised questions on the relevance of these coaching centres particularly in terms of students' academic performance, teaching effectiveness, leadership and supervisory activities of super-ordinates and the availability and utilization of basic infrastructure and teaching/learning resources. This study therefore sought to compare conventional schools with coaching centres on each of these four variables. It was considered rather ironic that coaching centres, which were rated inferior to conventional schools in terms of teaching effectiveness and leadership and supervisory activities would be adjudged by same respondents as superior in enhancing better academic performance of students. The implications of these for the continued existence of these centres were explored.
Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 4 () 2007: pp.45-54