ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING CURRICULUM OF LIFESKILLS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF QUALITY EDUCATION AMONG TEACHERS IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA
Achikasim, N. C
Department of Training and Operations Nigerian Army
Agada, A. M
Department of Vocational and Technical Education
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi,
These papers examine secondary school teachers’ knowledge of life skills curriculum for quality education in North-central Nigeria. This study identified area that the secondary schools teacher requires techniques in training for life skills that are in the curriculum. These include brain storming, storytelling, debates, discussion, role playing, buzz group, games and situation analysis. The population of the study consisted of 446 N.C.E and graduate teachers from the six states of Northcentral Nigeria. A sample size of 223 respondents was drawn from all the secondary school in the North-Central Nigeria, which represented 50% of the population using the proportionate sampling technique. Three research questions were raised to guide the study. A structured questionnaire titled “Assessment of knowledge regarding curriculum of life skills(r=0.89) was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics was used and Data collected were analyzed with frequency and percentage. Finding from the result shows that Secondary School teachers in the North Central Nigeria are professional and qualified with knowledge regarding curriculum of life skills to develop quality education in secondary schools and NCE teachers are not qualified to teach in senior secondary school. Among the recommendations is that academic qualifications, and the development programme obtained by secondary school teacher should be used to assess knowledge about curriculum of life skills.