Motivation of Teachers as It Affects Teaching of Mathematics in Government Secondary Schools in Federal Capital Territory Abuja

Wahab S. Kolawole, Akinsola M.K


Towards achieving scientific and technological advancement, we need nothing but good performance in mathematics at all levels of education. The negative performance of students towards an educational aims and objectives could be associated to the low motivation of teachers most especially in the area of mathematics. In order to achieve this, this study investigates motivation of teachers as it affects teaching of mathematics in government secondary schools in F.C.T Abuja. This study adopted both descriptive research design, the research design in this study used an ex post factor research design. The study population comprised of mathematics teachers in government schools in F.C.T Abuja. The study used a self-administered questionnaire to collect data from 100 mathematics teachers who were selected by the use of simple random sampling while the selected schools were chosen through purposive sampling. The study results revealed that majority of the teachers (68.0%) under study are not satisfied with their condition of service. Three quarter of teachers (81.0%) under study are not satisfied with the incentives attached to their salaries while majority of the respondents (65.0%) are frown at irregular promotion of teachers. It was observed that the condition of service of teachers, teachers’ incentives, and teachers’ promotion of in-service training have a great effect on the students’ performance in mathematics.

Keywords: Motivation; Teachers; Teaching; Mathematics.

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