Capacity Building of Secondary School Teachers of English Language: A Panacea to Effective Teaching in the POST COVID-19 Era.
Keywords:Capacity building; English language; teachers; secondary school; effective teaching
This study investigated the capacity building of secondary school teachers of the English language in the Onitsha metropolis of Anambra State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The study population size was one hundred and fourteen (114) secondary school teachers of English language from the 22 public secondary schools in the Onitsha metropolis. There was no sampling because the population was manageable. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire developed by the researchers with 34 items measured on a 4-point linker scale. Three research questions guided the study while the data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. Two experts from the Measurement and Evaluation Unit, Faculty of Education Nnamdi Azikiwe, validated the instrument. The findings revealed that teachers of the English language need capacity building in teaching some aspects of the language as well as in innovative methods of teaching the subject and in the use of some instructional materials, especially ICT gadgets. It was therefore recommended that in-service teachers of the English language should undergo capacity building once every term to enable them to update their knowledge and skill in English Language and be relevant.
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