The Levels of Deployment, Utilization and Job Performance of Teachers in the Public Senior Secondary Schools in Edo State (Published)
A central concern is that teachers are the bedrock upon which the attainments of the objectives of the programmes in the school system are based. Adequate deployment and utilization enhances their job performance. This study had the broad objective to investigate the Levels of Deployment, Utilization and Job Performance of Teachers in the Public Senior Secondary Schools in Edo state, Nigeria from the customers’ perspective. The specific objectives were to determine the level of deployment of graduate teachers in Edo State public senior secondary schools and to identify the level of deployment of graduate teachers in the different teaching subjects in Edo State public senior secondary schools. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was made up of 3366 graduate teachers deployed to 306 public secondary schools in the 18 local government areas as at 2010/2011. A sample size of 396 graduate using multi –stage randomly selected procedure determination from a finite population. Questionnaires were distributed to the filled and returned. Validity of the instrument was measured using content validity, and this was done by experts from the academia. Internal consistency was done using Cronbach alpha coefficient test statistic to test the reliability of the instrument, yielding a coefficient of 0.78. The hypotheses were tested using Pearson product moment correlation at 5% probability level of significance and regression analysis with charts for illustrations. The findings indicated that: There is low deployment and uneven distribution of graduate teachers to public schools. Also, poor utilization of these teachers was very obvious. Thus, the study concluded that job performance would be very low. The study therefore recommended that government should carry out an analysis to fill areas of scarcity, rationalize distribution of teachers and ensure there is a balance in deployment. This will create a fair system of graduate teachers in both urban and rural areas especially in mathematics and English subjects.
This paper is an attempt to examine the use of language in the poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins. While all the contemporaries of Hopkins are considered Victorian writers, he is classified as a modernist. The paper argues that Hopkins, though chronologically a Victorian, wrestled with words and gained uniqueness as a modern poet. The researcher critically examined more than a decade of his poems by looking at his use of neologisms, archaism, functional conversion, among others. The paper concludes that his use of vocabulary and syntax was complex and that he deliberately used or misused poetic license to attain uniqueness of self. In the conclusion, the researcher argues that although each poet has his or her own way of expressing himself or herself, he or she must still be seen as belonging to his or her age. Hopkins, however, lived and wrote in a particular age, but his deployment of language belonged to a different period.