International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Teachers and Students Variables in the Teaching of Oral English in Senior Secondary Schools in Osun State, Nigeria
Dr (Mrs.) B. B. Adeyemi

Abstract
The study examined the relationship between teachers’ competence and teachers’ attitude to the utilization of media types with a view to improving students’ performance in Oral English. The study adopted the survey design. The population consisted 143,166 students and 467 English language teachers in the 541 senior secondary schools in Osun State. The sample comprised 907 students and 45 teachers selected using stratified random sampling technique. Two instruments titled: “Teachers’ Competence and Attitude towards Utilization of Media Types Questionnaire” (TCAUMQ) and “Achievement Test on Oral English” (ATOE) were used for data collection. Data were analyzed using chi-square and Pearson Correlation Statistics. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between teachers’ competence and teachers’ attitude to media utilization (χ2 = 27.5, p <0.05). Also, there was a significant relationship between media utilization and students’ performance in Oral English (r = .306, p <0.05). The study recommended that Schools must be well supervised to make sure that teachers comply by using media types to enhance uniformity and quality in Senior Secondary Schools level and to aid better performance of learners

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