Male Teachers Attrition: Causes and Consequences in Ebonyi State Public Primary and Secondary Schools
Keywords:Male Teachers, Attrition, Causes, Strategies
Objectives: To identify the causes and consequences of male teachers attrition in primary and secondary school in Ebonyi State, and to recommend strategies for adoption.
Methods/Statistical Analysis: Descriptive survey design was adopted. 300 respondents were used. A 30 item questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts. The reliability index of the instrument was 0.78. The instrument was administered on the respondents by the researcher and nine research assistants. Data collected were analyzed using mean scores and decision rule of 2.50.
Findings: it was found in table one that low level of educational qualification, low salaries, poor working condition, poor motivation, lack of job satisfaction, poor treatment of teachers contributed to male teachers attrition in primary and secondary schools in Ebonyi state. The above findings agree with1 who opined that low salaries, low educational qualification of male teachers help in male teachers attrition in school.
Poor working condition found in this study agrees with2 who observed that poor working condition helps in male teachers attrition in schools. This study found that lack of job satisfaction makes male teachers to drop from teachers is in agreement with3 observation that lack of job satisfaction makes male teachers to leave teaching profession. The uniqueness of the findings of this study lies in the strategies such as giving male students scholarship to read education, giving teachers hazard allowance, extending car loans to teachers, among others. Adopting all the suggested strategies would in fact add prestige to teaching profession and attract the best brains to teaching profession.
Application/improvements: Adoption of the findings of this study will be the best approach to solve problems facing teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools in Ebonyi State.
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