Femi Johnson Adedokun, Monsurat Folake Adebayo, Muinat Abiodun Ibrahim, Simiat Olajumoke Raji, Abdulganiyu Oloyin


Teachers are important stakeholders in educational system and as such, their compensation for the services they are rendering to schools need to be very attractive and encouraging. It was against this background that, the study examined teachers’ compensation and public secondary schools’ effectiveness in Kwara State, Nigeria. Descriptive research of correlational type was adopted for the study. The population for the study comprised of 352 and 8,276 principals and teachers in public secondary schools in Kwara State, Nigeria respectively. Random sampling technique was used to choose two out of three senatorial districts in Kwara State. Proportional sampling technique was used to choose 144 principals and 368 teachers from the chosen district via the use of Krejcie and Morgan (1970) table for sample size determination. A questionnaire and proforma were used to collect data for the study. The instruments were validated by experts and also tested for reliability. Descriptive and inferential statistics of mean and standard deviation and Pearson product-moment correlation were used for analyzing research questions and hypotheses respectively. The findings of the study revealed that: the level of compensation provided for teachers in public secondary schools in Kwara State was low. Based on the findings and conclusion, it was recommended that among other things that, state governments should intensify their efforts by paying more attention to teachers compensation through prompt and adequate payment of salary, timely promotion, provision of affordable health services and improved training opportunities.


Teachers’ Compensation, School Effectiveness, Training Opportunities, Health Services, Secondary Schools.

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