Impact of staff motivation on the academic performance of secondary school students: A focus on some selected secondary schools in Jos metropolis

PROJECT TOPIC- Impact of staff motivation on the academic performance of secondary school students:  A focus on some selected secondary schools in Jos metropolis

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1     BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

The teacher is basically saddled with the responsibility of transferring knowledge, skills, attitudes and techniques to his pupils. The teacher makes an attempt to help people to acquire some skills, attitudes, knowledge, ideas and applications. Thus, the teacher’s task is to influence or create desirable changes in behaviour in his or her own pupils. The teacher often guides the pupils through a series of planned activities so that his pupils may acquire the highest learning possible form their experiences.

The teacher is a critical element in the teaching-learning situation. What he does or does not do affects learning in a proud way. Research has shown that the quality of teaching makes a considerable difference in students’ learning and performance. This implies that the teacher is the key factor in whether a child learns well or not. Thus, for the teacher to be able to transfer knowledge, ideas and skills to the pupils, he or she must be well motivated. It is therefore in line with this that the researcher intends to examine the impact of staff motivation on student’s performance.

The success of any system of education depends to a large extent on the number of teachers, their quality and their devotion to duty and their effectiveness on the job. It is as a result of this central position of the teacher that it is often said that no educational system can rise above the quality of its teachers. There are certain qualities expected of a good teacher: The teacher as a moulder of lives must be an embodiment of good character.

A good teacher is the type whose personal life sets a good example to his pupils. He/She must like people especially the young ones. The teacher with good sense of humour and care for the young ones instills confidence in the parents that their children are in safe hands. Students soon get to know the teacher that is sincere and honest. A good teacher is always friendly and helpful to his students.

Being aggressive does not help the situation as it will only distant the students from the teacher, thus making it difficult for him to understand their problems. A good teacher always takes interest in his students’ genuine personal problems and shows a lot of understanding in assisting to solve them. He treats any personal problems of his students with utmost confidentiality with a view to enlisting their confidence.

He must always show cooperation to the parents of his students in finding solution to their confidence.

The import of the above is that the teacher plays a significant role in bringing about positive attitudinal change in the students. All learning therefore, results from the teacher who is the instructor. Through the teacher, the pupils learn. The teacher has to provide motivation for his learner. The learner has to be excited, interested, attentive and eager to participate in the learning activity. Use of positive reinforcement and incentive programming is essential in maintaining motivation.

However, a teacher who is not motivated will hardly regard the principles mentioned above. The teacher has to be energized before he can take positive steps to impart skills and knowledge into his pupils. Motivation refers to what energizes a person to behave in a particular way. It is a complex concept that deals with people’s wants, needs, demands and desires. Motivation is central in energizing an individual to seek to teach or remain ready to teach.

A motivated teacher strives to put effort together in the classroom so as to affect the students positively. Thus, motivation is a push, a propellant or a force that activates a teacher to teach. This implies that when a teacher is highly motivated it affects the students positively. It is therefore in line with the above that the researcher intends to find out how the teacher’s moral impact on the primary schools.

PROJECT TOPIC- Impact of staff motivation on the academic performance of secondary school students:  A focus on some selected secondary schools in Jos metropolis

1.2     STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

Education and learning is simply aimed at influencing the learner positively. That is, to affect behaviour of the student positively. Effective learning takes place only when the environment is conducive for both the teacher and the learner. The man who transfers skills and knowledge to the pupils needs to be well motivated as the moral will exert a tremendous influence on the learner.

The teachers need to be well paid; they need to be promoted as at when due, their welfare has to be taken of as it is only when this is done that the teacher will be better prepared to discharge his responsibilities which will in turn affect the performance of the students positively. A teacher who is happy will definitely be ready to impart knowledge to the pupils while a teacher who is not happy will do otherwise.

Against this backdrop, it becomes pertinent to ask: Are teachers in the public and private secondary schools in Jos metropolis well motivated? To what extent does the motivation of teachers affect the performance of students? Therefore, the problem the study would resolve is the extent to which the motivation of teachers affects the performance of students in public and private secondary schools in Jos metropolis. This forms the basis for the research work.

1.3     PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

          The broad objective of the study is to find out the role of staff moral on student performance. However, the specific objectives of the study are:

  1. To determine the extent to which staff moral affect the performance of students in the selected secondary schools.
  2. To ascertain the extent to which the staff of the selected secondary schools are motivated.
  3. To determine if there are factors that hinder the effective motivation of staff in the selected secondary schools.
  4. To ascertain the academic performance of the students in the selected secondary schools.
  5. To contribute to the reservoir of knowledge existing in the field of education.
  6. To make recommendations based on the findings.

1.4     RESEARCH QUESTIONS

          The research questions for the study are:

  1. To what extent does staff moral affect the performance of students in schools?
  2. To what extent are the staff motivated?
  3. What are the factors that hinder effective motivation of staff?
  4. What is the level of academic performance of the students of the selected secondary schools?

1.5     RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

          The research hypotheses are:

Ho1:  There is a significant relationship between staff motivation and the performance of students in secondary school.

H1:    There is no significant relationship between the staff moral and the performance of students in secondary schools.

Ho1:  There is a significant difference between motivated staff and non motivated staff in secondary schools.

H1:    There is no significant difference between motivated staff and non motivated staff in secondary schools.

1.6     SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

The significance of the study cannot be over emphasized. Thus, it is important for the following reasons:

It serves as a reservoir of knowledge where future researchers can easily tap knowledge as the work will be documented.

    The study is significant in the sense that will serve as a tool to the management of post secondary schools and education policy makers in appreciating the crucial role of staff motivation can play in enhancing the academic performance of the students. This will however give a direction to policy formulation. Moreso, the study is important because it offers useful recommendations on how teachers and staff can motivation so as to positively impact on the students.

1.7     DELIMITATION OF THE STUDY

      The study is restricted to the role of teacher’s moral on secondary school students’ performance, with a focus on some selected secondary schools in Jos north local government area of Plateau State. Geographically, the study is delimited to G.S.S Gangare, G.S.S Tudun wada, G.S.S bidabidi, Mafeng Private School and Township Secondary School, Jos.

1.8     OPERATIONAL DEFINITION OF TERMS

Teacher:     A teacher is someone who has the requisite training and who is saddled with the responsibility of creating the desirable changes in the behaviours of his or her pupils. The teacher is someone who helps others to acquire skills, attitudes, knowledge, ideas, techniques etc. The teacher is therefore seen as someone who possesses knowledge and methods of imparting it into the children.

Teaching:   Teaching is described as the process and system of transferring ideas, attitudes, skills, techniques etc to other individuals for the purpose of bringing about positive behavioural change. It is the interaction that takes place between a teacher and student under the responsibility of the teacher with the principal aim of bringing about the expected change in the student’s behaviour.

Motivation: Motivation is simply described as a driving or moving force that makes an individual to strive hard to achieve aims and objectives that have been set.

Role: It is simply seen as function. The function played by something.

Student: A student is anyone who is still undergoing any form of training. That is, any one who is still undergoing learning is regarded as a student.

Education: Education is simply described as the process of providing information to an inexperienced person for him or her to develop physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, spiritually, politically and economically. Education is the process through which individuals are made functional members of their society. It is a process through which the young acquires knowledge and realizes her potentialities and uses them for self-actualization, to be useful to her self and others. Education is a means of preserving, transmitting and improving the culture of the society.

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