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Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research

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Extent of Supply of Biology Teachers Demanded in Secondary Schools in Anambra State Based on School Location: Implications for Self-Sustainability

F.E Nwakonobi

Abstract


The study investigated the extent to which the biology teachers demanded are supplied to secondary schools in Anambra State based on location and its implications for self-sustainability. It also ascertained the adequacy of biology teachers, generally, irrespective of school location. The population of the study was all the 259 government – owned secondary school principals in the six education zones of the state, out of which 137 were selected for the study from four education zones through simple random sampling. 34 urban and 103 rural located schools were involved. A questionnaire titled “Demand and Supply of Biology Teachers (DSBT)” was used as the instrument for data collection which was validated and the internal consistency established using Cronbach alpha (8) reliability test method. One research question and one null hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The research question was answered using frequency table and ratio formula, while the null hypothesis was tested using Chi-square at 0.05 statistical level of significance. Findings showed that biology teachers are inadequate, that there is significant difference in the supply of biology teachers based on school location. Implications for self sustainability were discussed and Recommendations made.



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