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Standard Journal of Educational Research and Essay Vol. 3(10), pp. 344-348, December 2015
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Teaching profession in Nigeria: Teacher professionalization is the way out


*1Usman Mohammed Aklahyel, 2Amina Mustapha Ibrahim and 3Goni Shettima


1Department of Business Management, College of Business and Management Studies, Konduga- Borno State, Nigeria 2Department of Social Studies, Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri- Borno State, Nigeria 3Department of Educational foundations, Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri- Borno State, Nigeria


*Corresponding Author E-mail: aklangohi27@yahoo.com, zannaali64@yahoo.com, amynahsato@yahoo.com Tel: 08026403032, 07035876000, 08036571628, 08037479944


This paper used a survey design; it provides a conceptual framework on the term teaching profession and its related concepts. The target population of the study is 3000 teachers across Maiduguri Metropolitan. These include teachers from primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions. 10% of this population was used that is 300 teachers were selected using stratified random sampling technique. However, to analysis the data, simple percentage and Chi-square (x) test of independent was used as the statistical tools. The study revealed that 60% of the respondents agreed that lack professionalization of teaching was the reason behind the laisier faire attitude of people to join teaching as a vocation. In addition, the x test of independent showed that at p= 0.05 level of significance it shows that there is a significant relationship between teaching profession and teacher professionalization. The paper argued that teaching is not profession but an emerging profession. Therefore, the study suggested that teachers’ professionalization as the only way out to make teaching an enviable profession in Nigeria.

Keywords: Teaching, Profession, Professionalism, Professionalization, Way-out


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