The Impact of the Utilization of Resource Centres for Effective Service Delivery in Nigerian Primary Schools

Abstract

This paper examined the impact of utilizing a resource centre for effective service delivery at the primary school level using descriptive survey design. Schools from Epe and Ikorodu Local Government Education Areas (LGEA) were sampled. These schools were randomly selected. Primary 1-6 teachers were sampled, with a total of 200 teachers. Questionnaire was formulated and validated to test hypotheses. The data collected were analyzed using chi-square statistical tool and decisions were taken at 0.05 level of significance.  The result of the findings shows that utilizing resource centre has a positive effect on service delivery of qualified, unqualified, as well as experienced and inexperienced primary school teachers. Therefore teaching and learning without resource material is said to be ineffective.  This means that utilization of materials in the resource centres would improve the quality of instruction and make education more productive. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that resource centre should be created within the fore-walls of the classroom for easy accessibility of resource materials by both the pupils and the teachers so that education can become more meaningful and productive.

Keywords: Learning Materials and Service delivery, Resource Centres


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