Ebenezer Oluyemi Adelekan


Poor academic achievement of pupils in Nigerian primary schools together with its attendant problems has been worrisome to stakeholders in education system such that several factors like teachers’ incentives and other perennial problems has been pointed to as the cause of its occurrence. This study investigates the impact of teachers’ incentive on teachers’ performance in primary schools in Ogun State. A descriptive survey research design and simple random sampling technique was used to select 100 teachers from both private and public schools for the study. A self-developed questionnaire was used to collect data for the study while collected data analyzed using ANOVA statistics. The findings showed that (i) there is significant difference in teachers’ condition of service and teachers performance in primary school (F (1,98) = 10.245, P < 0.05), (ii) there is significant difference between teachers’ fringe benefit and teachers performance (F (1,98) = 8.133, P < 0.05), (iii) the relationship between teachers’ incentive and teachers’ performance in primary school is positive and significant (r = 0.146* at p < 0.05). It was suggested that government should improve welfare packages, condition of service and other benefits of teachers.


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