Strategies for Motivation of Teachers for Effectiveness Amid Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme Implementation in Nigeria
Authors: Ige Akindele, M
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Abstract: In Nigeria, the low status of teachers, coupled with the ineffectiveness, low commitment, the display of negative attitudes by some teachers, the poor academic performance of pupils/students in schools, as well as the falling standard of education, calls for adequate motivation of teachers. Against this backdrop, this paper examines the strategies for motivating teachers for improved performance at this period of implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme, such as: allowing teachers to participate in decision making, attending to teachers’ personal and on the job problems, recognizing, praising and rewarding teachers with outstanding performance, assigning responsibilities to teachers, providing incentives for teachers, improving school environment, providing instructional materials for teachers, regular promotion of teachers, sponsoring teachers to conferences, seminars, and workshops, prompt payment of teachers’ salaries and allowances, payment of special salary for teachers, as well as the professionalization of teaching..