Mrs. Veronica Enemarie 1 , Dr. Joseph Olaiya Fatoki 2 andDr. Benjamin A. Fakolade 3
1 & 2 Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria
3 General Studies Unit, Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna, Nigeria
The study investigated the impact of COVID-19 on private secondary school teachers in Gabu-Yala Local Government Area, of Cross River State, Nigeria. The study raised and answered two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study is descriptive survey. It provides the opinions of the respondents on the impact of covid-19 on private secondary school in Gabu-Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. The sample for this study consisted of 100 Teachers from 10 Private secondary schools which accounts for 10% of the total number of schools in the Local Government Area. Multistage sampling method was used to derive the sample based on school ownership. The data collected were analyzed using mean for the research questions and chi square to answer the hypotheses. Analysis of the research questions indicated that COVID-19 pandemic school closed down affect the salaries of the private secondary school teachers, and that school proprietors/government have no special loan packages for the private secondary school teachers. Findings of the study showed that there is a significant relationship between COVID-19 pandemic schools closed down and the salaries of the private secondary school teachers (χ2 = 69.85; p=0.000<0.05). Similarly, there is a significant relationship between COVID-19 pandemic government special loans palliative and the private secondary school teachers in Gabu-Yala Local Government Area of Cross State (χ2 = 61.43; p=0.000<0.05). Based on the findings, it was concluded that Government should direct the Central Bank of Nigeria to design low-interest loans facilities for all the private schools’ teachers especially those in secondary schools in Gabu-Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State and Nigeria at large.
Keywords: COVID-19, Private School Teachers, Teacher Welfare, COVID-19 Palliatives, Productivity
How to Cite this Article: Enemarie, V., Fatoki, J. O. & Fakolade, B. A. (2023). Impact of Covid-19 on Private Secondary School Teachers in Gabu-Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. VillageMath Educational Review (VER), 5(1), 1-10. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10396561