Impacts of Change of Supervisors on Effective Conduct of Senior School Certificate Examinations in Central Senatorial District of Ondo State, Nigeria

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Ige Akindele Matthew
Olofinsao Ogochukwu Chika

Abstract

The change of supervisors is noticeable during the conduct of Senior School Certificate Examinations in Nigeria. This study investigated the impacts of such change on the effective conduct of SSCE in Public Secondary Schools, with a focus on the Central Senatorial District of Ondo State. It adopted a combination of descriptive and survey designs. The 107 Public Secondary Schools in the district, constituted the main population while the government-appointed and full-time teachers in the schools, who were supervisors of SSCE were targets. One question was raised while two hypotheses were formulated for the study. A self-developed questionnaire, validated and tested for reliability (r-0.85) was used to collect data, which were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Hypotheses were tested using a chi-square statistic. It was found among others that a change of supervisor impacted in the areas of transportation of the supervisor, causing additional fund for the conduct of the examinations, as well as stress for the supervisor. No significant difference was found in the perception of male and female teachers (supervisors); highly experienced and less experienced teachers, on the impacts of the change of supervisors on effective conducts of SSCE. Provision of transportation means and adequate security for supervisors, to guarantee their safety; and examination materials, among others, are recommended.

Keywords:
Impact, change, supervisor, conduct, examination, Senior School Certificate Examination, effective

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Matthew, I. A., & Chika, O. O. (2020). Impacts of Change of Supervisors on Effective Conduct of Senior School Certificate Examinations in Central Senatorial District of Ondo State, Nigeria. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, 7(2), 10-20. https://doi.org/10.9734/sajsse/2020/v7i230186
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