IJEDST 2017 Volume 5 Issue 13

International Journal of Education, Development, Society and Technology (IJEDST) ISSN: 2321 – 7537

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Effects of Teacher’s Qualification on Students’ Achievement in Senior Secondary School Chemistry. Dr. Lawrence Achimugu. IJEDST (2017), 5(13):136-143

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Effects of Teacher’s Qualification on Students’ Achievement in Senior Secondary School Chemistry

Authors & Affiliation:

Dr. Lawrence Achimugu, Department of Science Education, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State Nigeria

IJEDST (2017), 5(13):136-143



The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of teachers’ qualification on students’ achievement in senior secondary school chemistry in Idah Local Government Area of Kogi State. Four hypotheses guided the study. An expo-post facto survey research design was adopted for the study. The target population was all the SS2 chemistry students in the 22 senior secondary schools in Idah Local Government Area of Kogi State. Two hundred and twenty-six (226) SS2 chemistry students from eight senior secondary schools were sampled and used for the study. One validated and reliable instrument titled Senior Secondary Two Chemistry Achievement Test (SSTCAT, r = 0.79) was used for collection of data. Data were analysed using t – test. The results showed that students do not differ significantly in their academic achievement when taught by teachers holding B.Sc. Ed and those taught holding B.Sc only. The results also revealed that students exposed to teachers holding B.Sc. plus PGDE or PCE performed significantly better than those exposed to only B.Sc, among others. It was recommended, that teachers’ training institutions should ensure that only intelligent students with high JAMB/Post-UME scores are admitted to read education courses and that unqualified teachers should enroll for further studies in the field of education.

Keywords: Teachers qualification, students’ achievement, senior secondary and chemistry