TEACHERS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS TEACHING AND STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR IN OSOGBO METROPOLIS, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Araromi, Maxwell Olakunle, Abdulmalik A. Salman

Abstract


English grammar is an important aspect of English language. The knowledge of English language helps in understanding other school subjects since it is used to teach all other subjects except local languages. Good foundation of the language paves way to success in life. Students’ persistent poor performance in the subject has been attributed to various factors in the purview of the teacher. Therefore, this study investigated teachers’ attitude towards teaching and students’ performance in English grammar in selected senior secondary schools in Osogbo metropolis, Osun State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive research design of survey type to provide answers to two research questions. A total of 12 teachers and 300 students were randomly selected from the six Government High Schools in Osogbo metropolis, covering Osogbo and Olorunda Local Government Areas in Osun State. Teacher Attitude Questionnaire (r=.89) and English Grammar Achievement Test (r=.74) were used in data collection. Data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, simple percentage and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The findings of this study revealed that majority of the teachers who participated in the study had negative attitude towards the teaching profession. The findings also showed that teachers’ attitude towards teaching had a positive significant relationship with students’ academic achievement in English grammar (r = .104; p < .05). Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that government at all levels should ensure prompt payment of teachers’ salary and other allowances for improved interest in and commitment to their work, only those who are passionate about teaching should be employed as teachers, and that the people should see teachers as indispensable elements in the development and sustenance of the society; hence, accord them necessary respect.

 

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