Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria
The study investigated Teachers’ Workload Management as a Tool for Effective Delivery of Secondary Education in Edo State, Nigeria. The design of the study was a descriptive survey, and the population of the study consisted of 276 public senior secondary school principals in Edo-State, Nigeria. A sample of 110 principals was randomly selected using a stratified proportionate sampling technique. Two research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. The instrument for the study was a questionnaire titled: Teachers’ Workload Management Questionnaire (TWMQ). Mean and rank order statistics were used to analyze the research questions, while Z-test statistics was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 alpha level of significance. Findings revealed that the use of information and communication technology (ICT) such as computers, interactive whiteboard, power-point presentation, among others will help in reducing teachers’ workload. Subsequently, recruitment of adequate qualified teachers, reviewing work processes and load distribution regularly, ensuring that teachers are not employed to teach more than one subject and prioritizing task for teachers will help to reduce teachers’ workload. The study recommended that school administrators should set realistic workloads for teachers to ensure effective delivery of secondary education.
Teachers, Work-Load Management, Secondary Education