RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER QUALITY AND STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BENIN MUNICIPALITY, EDO STATE
Keywords:Teacher quality, Student academic performance, Senior secondary schools, Edo State
The study investigated the relationship between teacher qualities on student academic performance in Benin Municipality of Edo State, Nigeria. The correlation survey research design was adopted. The population comprised of the 47 public senior secondary schools in the municipality, while the sample was made up of 15 public senior secondary schools in Benin Municipality, which represented more than 20% of the population. Five secondary schools were selected from each of the three Local Government Areas that made up the municipality, using the stratified random sampling technique. The instrument were validated by the experts in educational management and in educational evaluation and counselling psychology, while test retest method was used to determine the reliability which gave r value of 0.69. Data was collected using ‘’Teacher Quality Questionnaire (TQQ)” and “Student Academic Performance Checklist for Mathematics and English (SAPCME)”. Three research questions were raised to guide the study, two were answered, while one was hypothesised. Collated data were analysed using percentage, mean, while the formulated hypothesis was tested using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (r) at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the hypothesis testing revealed a negative relationship between teacher quality and student academic performance in the Municipality. It was therefore recommended that though teacher quality seemed to be high, there is need to fathom a method of assisting weak students in these two important subjects.