The Role of Principal in the Dispensation of Rewards to Teachers in Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Sunday I. Efanga, Glory M. Akpan


This study examined the role of principal in the dispensation of reward in secondary schools system in Nigeria. It is the contention of the study, that reward is one of the ways in which principal exercise his authority on the teacher. In rewarding to teachers in secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. Three null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. A sample size of 451 participants was drawn using stratified random sampling technique. Two researcher’s made instruments were used for data collection. The three null hypotheses tested at .05 alpha level using analysis of variance (ANOVA). Findings arising from hypotheses testing indicates that principal dispensation of reward to teachers significantly influence teachers commitment to work. It was recommended among others that reward should served to build better employment deal, and to increase teacher’s commitment to work in one’s school, to enhance their productivity.

Keywords: rewards, role, needs, performance

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