Every organization has objectives to attain. It is the duty of the staff/workers in such organizations to work towards the attainment of the organization's objectives. The level of attainment of the objectives however dictates how the organization is faring. There is no gainsaying that teachers occupy unique positions in the educational institution being the facilitator without whom the process of teaching and learning would not be effective. This is what Eduese (1996) appreciated when he asserted that teachers are the fulcrum upon which the lever of the educational system rotates. For the realization of objectives in schools, administrators need to adopt various strategies to motivate their teachers.
[...] Ibukun (1997) observed that many secondary schools' vice-principals and assistant heads are disenchanted with their posts simply because their superior officers failed to involve them in the administration of the schools. Head of school thus needs to delegate duties to their subordinates and teachers and back this up with the required authority. Provision of Incentives Some teachers often perform special roles apart from their statutory ones. In a boarding school as example, some teachers occupy positions like housemaster / mistress and senior boarding house master/mistress. [...]
[...] Government should therefore continue to organize seminars, conferences and workshops for teachers to enhance their teaching effectiveness. Schools' administrators should encourage teachers to attend conferences and workshops. Those who are chosen to train teachers should always provide them adequate knowledge while knowledge gained by selected teachers should be replicated to others at the end. Summary and Conclusion Effective administration of a school is sine qua non to the attainment of the school's objectives. In view of the complexities that are now trailing the administration of educational institutions at [...]
[...] School's administrators should therefore involve all teachers in the school including the youngest and oldest as well as the least experienced in the process of decision-making. There are various ways of achieving this which include the setting up of committees involving all the teachers. As advised by Nwachukwu (1998), selection of members of committee should be based on qualification, knowledge of subject matter, interest, responsibility, availability and emotional maturity if the goals of the committee will be realized. Chairman should be appointed by the head of school but other posts like secretary should be filled by committee members. [...]
[...] In a similar vein, head of school should encourage teachers with good ideas and suggestions towards improved administration to present these. He/she should practice ‘Open door policy'. He/she can construct ‘suggestion box' and place it at strategic location within the school's premises for teachers with good ideas / suggestions to drop these in writing. Suggestions from teachers should however be articulated and discussed during staff general meeting and if found desirable adopted. Attending to Teacher's Personal and on the Job Problems There are many personal and on the job problems, which can undermine teacher's effectiveness in school. [...]
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