John Iorlaha Daagu (PhD), Ahangba Madugu, Adaku Stella Daagu, Emmanuel Egahi, Torsaa Solomon Gesa


This study investigated the influence of casualization of teachers on the management of public secondary schools in Benue State. The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of casualization on teachers’ commitment to duties, teachers’ discipline and students’ academic performance. Three research questions were raised and three hypotheses formulated for the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population for the study comprised 3,784 public secondary school teachers.  A sample of 378 teachers was drawn through multistage sampling technique for the study. A questionnaire titled ‘Casualization and Public Secondary School Management Questionnaire, CPSSMQ’. A trial test of the instrument yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.85. The questionnaire was administered on 378 respondents. Collected data were analyzed using Mean Scores and Standard Deviation to answer the research questions while Chi-square was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study found that casualization influenced teachers’ commitment to duties, teachers’ discipline and students’ academic performance in Benue State. The study recommended that the state government and secondary schools’ management should collaborate and ensure that casual teachers are offered permanent appointment for effective management of secondary schools.


Influence, Casualization, Management, Public Secondary Schools, Benue State.

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