REVIEWING TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY SKILLS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS IN RIVERS STATE.

Authors

  • Wike, Ruth Ejuwa Ph.D
  • Nwanguma Timothy Kelechi Ph.D

Abstract

The study investigated the need to review teachers’ professional competency skills and conditions of service for global competitiveness in Rivers State. The study which adopted descriptive survey research design was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. The population of the study comprised of 15, 860 UBE and SSS teachers in Rivers State. A sample of 793 teachers comprising of 469 UBE and 324 SSS teachers was drawn via stratified random sampling technique. A questionnaire entitled; “Reviewing Teachers’ Professional Competency Skills and Conditions of Service for Global Competitiveness Questionnaire (RTPCSCSGCQ)”, developed by the researcher was used for data collection. The instrument which was properly validated had a reliability index of 0.89 obtained through Cronbach Alpha method. Mean, percentages, standard deviation and rank order were used to answer the research questions while z-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Results of the study showed that teachers’ professional competency skills that need to be reviewed for global competitiveness include among others: time management skills, classroom management skills and ICT skills. While the teachers’ conditions of service that need to be reviewed for global competitiveness include among others: irregular promotion of teachers; inadequate provision of capacity building programme and non implementation of financial benefits after promotion. Based on the findings, conclusion was drawn and the following recommendations among others were made: professional competency skills of teachers in Rivers State should be reviewed with aim of designing and implementing a well structured capacity building programme; and government should adequately review the conditions of service of teachers in Rivers State to enhance their global competitiveness.

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Published

2023-06-18

How to Cite

Ruth Ejuwa Ph.D , W. ., & Timothy Kelechi Ph.D, N. . (2023). REVIEWING TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY SKILLS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS IN RIVERS STATE. BW Academic Journal, 15. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/1344