TEACHERS’ EFFECTIVENESS IN “ON-AIR” AND “ONLINE” TEACHING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Manafa Ifeyinwa F.

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The study investigated teachers’ effectiveness in “on air” and “online” teaching and learning in secondary schools in Anambra state during COVID-19 pandemic. Two research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study and the population of the study comprised all the 261 principals and 5827 teachers in Anambra state. All the principals participated in the study while14% of teachers which is 812 teachers were purposively sampled, giving a total of 1073 respondents. The instrument for data collection was a self-structured questionnaire titled “Teachers’ Effectiveness in “On-Air” and Online Teaching Questionnaire” (TEOOTQ). The instrument was validated by three experts, two from education management unit, one from measurement and evaluation unit in the faculty of education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra state. to ascertain the internal consistency of the instrument, Cronbach Alpha was used to compute the reliability estimate of the items and the reliability index was 0.85. The research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation while t-test was used to test the hypothesis. The findings of the study revealed among others that teachers’ effectiveness in on- Air and online teaching was to a low extent. Furthermore, some challenges that hinder teachers’ effectiveness in on-air’ and online’’ teaching and learning in Anambra state during COVID-19 pandemic were identified. The author recommends among others that the state government in collaboration with the ministry of basic education should organize periodic seminars, conferences and trainings on ICT programs for teachers. There should be adequate financial commitment by the government towards the effective implementation of these programs.

 

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COVID-19, teachers’ effectiveness, teaching on-air, online teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v7i7.3165

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