|Class Size and Teachers’ Productivity in Primary Schools in Ekiti State|
|Written by Abiodun-Oyebanji Olayemi|
Download full article pdf . Doi: 10.5901/jesr.2012.02.01.177
Abstract This study examined the Class Size and Productivity in Primary Schools in Ekiti State using Ado Local Government Area of Ekiti State as a case study. This is necessary because of the perceived primary school teachers ineffectiveness in the performance of their duties. A sample of two hundred teachers was drawn from twenty schools in the local government through the simple random sampling technique. A questionnaire tagged “Class Size and Teachers’ Productivity” was used to collect the data for this study. The instrument was validated by using test re-test method of testing reliability and the reliability coefficient of 0.72 was obtained and this was considered high enough for reliability. The data obtained were analysed using frequency counts, percentages and Pearson Product Moment correlation analysis. The study revealed that the level of teachers’ productivity in primary schools in the local government under study was low. The study also revealed that teachers would prefer to teach small classes where they can easily manage their students and impart knowledge to them with little or no stress to large classes. The study further showed that, there is a significant relationship between class size and teachers’ productivity. It is therefore recommended based on these findings that urgent steps should be taken by the government and all stakeholders in education to ensure proper funding of primary schools through the provision of essential infrastructures in order to reduce the ratio of students to a teachers to a manageable size. This is necessary in order to achieve appreciable level of teachers’ productivity.