Vol. 2 No. 11 (2023)
Articles

IMPACT OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN DELTA AND EDO STATES OF NIGERIA

ELUOWA, Blessing
Department of Social Science Education, Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka
Prof. P. O. Dania
Department of Social Science Education, Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka
Dr. E. C. Ogheneakoke
Department of Social Science Education, Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka

Published 2023-12-19

Keywords

  • Demand,
  • Supply,
  • Social Studies Teachers,
  • Academic Performance

How to Cite

ELUOWA, Blessing, P. O. Dania, & E. C. Ogheneakoke. (2023). IMPACT OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN DELTA AND EDO STATES OF NIGERIA. Scholarly Journal of Social Sciences Research, 2(11), 14-27. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/sjssr/article/view/304

How to Cite

ELUOWA, Blessing, P. O. Dania, & E. C. Ogheneakoke. (2023). IMPACT OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN DELTA AND EDO STATES OF NIGERIA. Scholarly Journal of Social Sciences Research, 2(11), 14-27. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/sjssr/article/view/304

Abstract

This study examined demand and supply of Social Studies teachers and students’ academic performance in Delta and Edo States, Nigeria. Four research questions were answered and four null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. This study adopted the descriptive survey using the ex-post facto research designs. The population of this study consists of all the public secondary school principals in Delta (463) and Edo (259) with a total figure of seven hundred and twenty-two (722). The sample for the study is 361 respondents. The questionnaire was the main instrument for data collection and it was titled Demand and Supply of Social Studies Teacher on Students’ Academic Performance Questionnaire (DSSSTSAPQ). The study adopted its face and content method of obtaining validity of an instrument to be used for data collection. The validated instrument obtained its reliability coefficient through the medium of test re-test procedure where an index of 0.82 was obtained. Generated data from the field was subjected to statistical analysis involving Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. The results revealed amongst others that There is a significant correlation between demand for rural Social Studies teachers and students’ academic performance in Delta and Edo States; there is a correlation  between supply of rural Social Studies teachers and students’ academic performance in Delta and Edo States; there is a significant correlation between demand for urban Social Studies teachers and students’ academic performance in Delta and Edo States and, there is a significant correlation between supply for urban Social Studies teachers and students’ academic performance in Delta and Edo States. The study recommended that; Social Studies teachers should be evenly distributed between urban and rural schools; Social Studies teachers should be adequately supplied to Upper Basic schools; and School principals should increase teaching period for the available Social Studies teachers in their school and encourage the few teachers through incentives.

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