1.1 Background of the Study
The most accepted criterion for measuring good teaching is the amount of student learning that accrues, a teachers effectiveness is about student learning, however, all teachers realize that what a student learns is not always within the teachers control. The retreateron teaching is crammed full of well researched ways that teachers can present content and skills that will enhance the opportunities for students to learn.
It is equally filled with suggestions of what not to do in the classroom. Students often have little expertise in knowing if the method selected by an individual instructor was the best teaching method just a method or by which the teacher was most comfortable.Teachers also have limited control over many of the most important factors that impact students teaching.
The federal, state, and local government as well as the school administrator and corporate organizations concerned are attempting to harness the personnel, materials and infrastructural resources designed to enhance success in the school planning and instructionalresources designed to enhance success in the school planning and management.
School resources are educational facilities and others resources, which are necessarily required in a school situation for effective teaching and learning to take place.Cestaldi,1977 described educational facilities to be those things required in education which enablea skillful teacher achieve a level of instructional effectiveness that far exceeds what is possible when they are not provided.
Adequate resources could contribute to the enhancement of teachers’ effectiveness in secondary schools which can influence the attainment of the set goals or objectives of the school system. Shortage of these resources or their unavailability is capable of negatively affecting the quality of educational impacted to the learners in most secondary schools.
School resources must be made available in terms of quantity and rigid quantity. Thus the educational resources of the secondary school may include classrooms, dormitories, halls, libraries, laboratory, workshop, football field, tennis court, school farm, and funding for effective operation of the school.Other resources are school equipment in terms of student desks, chalkboard, stationery, teachers’ tables, seats, offices, science equipment, apparatuses, various audio visual teaching aids, material resources are those materials available in the school for effective learning and are provided by the teachers, students and school administrators. These resources include books, drawing boards, models slides laboratories libraries lecture halls, workshops and equipment.
Material sources include all the physical structures used in the educational process. They include classrooms offices equipment books, vehicle and others in structural materials that are necessary for teaching and learning, financial resources include funds and the information resources includes all communication networks linking up all the structural components of the educational system.
Recommended work books, textbooks and related materials to be provided to facilitate the work of both the students and the teachers. School equipment must be provided for the student teacher and the teachers, equipment must be provided to for the use of teachers and student. Appropriate science equipment for the physics, chemistry, biology and agricultural science along side their apparatus and chemicals must be provided in adequate quantity for use.