TREND OF STUDENTS’ ENROLMENT AND TEACHER ADEQUACY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA

Agatha Ngozi Onu

Abstract


The study investigated trend of students’ enrolment in secondary schools for 2013/14 to 2017/18 academic sessions in Enugu State South-East Nigeria. The design of the study was descriptive design. The population of the study was all the students and teachers in government owned secondary schools; numbering 129,317 and 7945 of students, and teachers respectively for the 17 LGAs in Enugu State. There was no sample; hence the entire population was used for the study. The instrument for data collection was checklist on Trend of Students’ Enrolment and Teacher Adequacy in Enugu State Secondary Schools (TOSETA). Face validation was effected by two experts in educational administration and in measurement and evaluation, all in the faculty of education, ABSU. No reliability test was conducted since the records for the study came from secondary school management board of the state of study. The researcher with the help of (1) assistant in the statistical division of the secondary school board administered the instrument. Data were analysed using mean and percentage. It was found that the trend in students’ enrolment in Enugu State Secondary Schools showed significant decrease during the period under study. It was also found that in absolute terms, the growth rate showed that girls enrolled more than boys. The result showed that the student/teacher ratio was more than satisfactory in the state of study. Based on the findings, the recommendations made were that Enugu state government should energize their enlightenment campaign on the need for parents to release their children to enroll in secondary schools, Parents should be made to understand that both male and female children should be given equal opportunity and government should stop students transfer to private schools which is assumed to encourage students’ external examination malpractice for better grades.

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Trend, Students, Secondary Schools, Enrolment. Teacher and Adequacy

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