Influence of Mdgs Capacity Building Workshop on Pupils’ Performance in Learning Mathematics in Zamfara State, Nigeria.

A.K. Tsafe


Teachers’ performance in teaching mathematics had over the years been persistently poor and the corresponding effect had been noticeable on students’ performance which resulted in having problem of examination with majority of the students. In order to address the issue, MDGs came in to assist by sponsoring capacity building workshops for primary school teachers so that the problem would be tackled from the grassroots. The paper as such explores the impact of this capacity building workshop and how it assists teachers since its inception on how to increase their level of competence which would help them when they come deliver lesson in the class. Two instruments were used for the study; named Teacher Competence Test (TCT) and Pupils’ Performance Test (PPT). The result of the study shows that there is difference in the performance of pupils taught by teachers that attended the MDGs capacity building workshop. Sixty (60) teachers were selected purposively for the study and four hundred and eighteen (418) pupils were selected to form the sample of the students. Hypotheses stated in the study were tested at 0.05 level of significance. After testing the hypotheses, it was found that both the performances of teachers and pupils were tremendously increased as a result of the capacity building workshop. The paper finally offers recommendations on how to help teachers increase their performance by exposing them to more rigorous academic training and the programme should be extended to senior secondary school teachers.

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