GASPRO International Journal of Eminent Scholars
ORIENTATION PROCESS AND TEACHERS� EFFECTIVENESS IN NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD
Orientation is used in this article as training or information that teachers receive during or before settling down as service teachers. Obviously, the essence is to get such teachers equipped with basic practice situations of the school system. This paper focuses on teachers’ effectiveness and orientation for beginning/newly employed teachers in Nigeria. Despite efforts to help beginning teachers succeed, many still experience problems, ranging from feelings of isolation to lack of support from experienced teachers and supervisors. Concern about the quality of teaching has focused attention on the quality of teacher preparation. Spurred by legislative mandates, commission reports, research findings, and personal commitments, teacher educators around the country are considering a variety of programmatic changes to enhance effective teaching and learning. To maintain quality in education and implement different government schemes successfully, effective teachers are essential. Keeping in view on all these, the present study was conducted to study the orientation process and teachers’ effectiveness in tertiary institutions in Nigeria, its challenges and way forward. Teachers in this stage have a specific role to play in order to make students responsible, dynamic, skilled, resourceful, honest and enterprising citizens of good moral character and conduct. One of the recommendations was that government at all levels and private schools owners should to plan special and continuing inservice activities with topics directly related to the needs and interests of beginning teachers.
Batchman, I. E., Emmanuel, A. N. & Abidiaku, A. N.