Frequency Of Support Programmes For Quality Assurance In Teacher Effectiveness In Science And Technology Education: Implication For The Achievement Of Vision 2020

1 Joseph D. Agbir

1 Samuel I. Wachin

2Godwin G. Apav

1Department of Chemistry, College of Education, Katsina-Ala.

2Department of Mathematics, College of Education, Katsina-Ala

This study was carried out to determine the frequency of science and technology teachers’ professional development through teacher support programmes in Benue state education zone A. A stratified random sampling technique was used to draw 210 science and technology teachers from 35 secondary schools who participated in the study.  Science and Technology Teachers Professional Development Questionnaire (STTPDQ) with a reliability of 0.89 was used for data collection.  Data obtained were analyzed using percentages.  The results of the analysed data showed that; there was a low frequency of professional development of science and technology teachers through the support programmes in class management and control; in presentation of learning experiences and methods. It was recommended that, state and federal government should embark on intensive programme of in-service training to equip all professional teachers with the skills and competencies needed to effectively participate in all aspects of curriculum development so as to be able to produce the required manpower needed to develop our economic potentials geared towards achieving vision 2020.

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