Abstract

 

Accepted 23rd February, 2021.

 

The research study was conducted with the objectives of finding out the role of educational supervision and its impact on teachers’ performance. It also aimed at finding out the factors that contribute to poor teacher performance in schools and proffers dependable solution towards solving the problems. Fifty (50) respondents were randomly selected and distributed with questionnaires to collect information from them. Responses obtained were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics comprising frequency tables and percentages. The study discovered that majority of the respondents were male and therefore in a position to give highlights on school supervision related issues and problems, while females formed the minority in teaching workforce in the study area. Stimulation of teachers to improve quality of instruction, enhancing interpersonal relations, steering teachers to be punctual, disciplined etc. were suggested to be employed by teachers in order to improve their performance. Inadequate supervisors, unqualified supervisors, lack of experience in supervision by the supervisors and collection of bribe by supervisors were found to be the major problems of school supervision. A conclusion was therefore drawn from the research work that an overwhelming majority of the respondents agreed that there were acute shortage of supervisors and the practice of effective school supervision was crippled in line with the effort to increasing teacher performance in secondary schools. The research study recommended the engagement of qualified and experienced officers as school supervisors and administrators.

 

Keywords: Education, supervision, Teachers performance, secondary schools.