Alexander Obialo Iwu, Ndubuisi Ebenizer Ajuzie, Bright Ihechukwu Nwoke, Stella Ngozi Lemchi, Godfrey Amam Ike


The study investigated the teaching skills possessed by senior secondary school teachers in Imo State Nigeria. The study was carried out in secondary schools in two local Government areas of the state. Based on the objectives of the study, two research questions and a hypothesis guided the study. The descriptive survey research design was adopted in carrying out the study. A sample of 387 teachers from 16 Government owned secondary schools from the area was selected for the study through purposive sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a researchers’ made rating scale with reliability coefficient of 0.81 determined using Cronbach’s alpha formula. Data generated from the study was analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer research questions while the hypothesis was analyzed using t-test statistical tool tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study revealed that, the teaching skills possessed by teachers in these areas include; set induction skills, closure skills, use of examples and illustration skills and questioning skills. Based on the result of the study it was recommended that secondary school teachers should be trained and retrained periodically on teaching skills that will enhance their effectiveness.


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