INFLUENCE OF MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES ON TEACHERS’ PERFORMANCE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN MAKURDI METROPOLIS, BENUE STATE, NIGERIA
The study focused on the influence of motivational strategies on teachers' performance in the implementation of the universal basic education programme in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State. To guide the study, two research questions were formulated. The descriptive survey research design was employed. The population of the study comprised 756 teachers in all public junior secondary schools in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria. The sample size of 248 was selected using a stratified random sampling technique. The instrument constructed was face and content validated by three experts in the Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The reliability of the instrument was obtained through a pilot study. The data collected from the pilot study was analysed using Cronbach alpha statistics and a reliability coefficient of 0.85 was obtained. This indicated that the instrument is reliable for use in the study. The 248 copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the participant in their various schools through the help of two trained research assistants. Data collected were analyzed using frequency count and meanwhile, chi-square was used to test the hypothesis. Findings revealed that in-service training and regular payment of teachers' salaries aid teachers' motivation towards the implementation of the universal basic education programme in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria. Recommendations were made, among which that teachers salaries and other entitlements should be paid regularly to enhance performance on the job so that the objectives of basic education for all citizens can be realized.
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