Influence of Attendance to Courses and Mentoring on Job Productivity of Teachers in Oguta LGA, Imo State Nigeria (Published)
The general purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of attendance to courses and mentoring on job productivity of teachers in Oguta LGA, Imo State, Nigeria. The survey research design was used for this study using questionnaire as an instrument for data collection. This study covered the entire population of 661. Out of these, 501 copies of the questionnaire representing 75.8% were duly completed and returned for analysis. Student’s t-test was used to analyze the research questions. The finding showed that short and part time courses had no significant influence on the job productivity of teachers in Oguta LGA, Imo State, Nigeria (F cal= 7.86; t-vale =6.117; p >0.005). Finding also showed that mentoring significantly influence job productivity of teachers in Oguta LGA, Imo State, Nigeria (F-cal value= 58.62; t-value = 22.478; P<0.05). This study recommended that, there should be a review of the curriculum and an in-built quality-control measure on the content delivery of course (short/part time) study attended by teachers. This will ensure that there is no room left for compromise of quality and standard of course programmes and also ensure that the approaches are relevant to job functions of teachers or else the aim of development action will be defeated.
Several factors may affect students’ academic performance at universities. The study aims to find out whether student’s attendances have an impact on their academic performance in accounting courses. To accomplish this, a questionnaire was distributed among one hundred Accounting and finance students at Ahlia University. The analyzed data showed a significantly important result which state that if the students are committed in attending their lectures that will improve student’s performance. Results further reveal the effective role of instructor in attracting students to attend lectures by presenting the accounting course material in attractive and interested way. Implying strict attendance policies have a counterproductive result where making class attendance mandatory may cause negative effect by students who shows up in class just to avoid the punishment as they may distract the others. To have distinct students that are able to lead the kingdom towards a bright future, we must examine all aspects that contribute to establishing refined students and raise their level of performance. The finding of this study can contribute in enhancing the performance of accounting students.