Selection Process, Teachers’ Welfare and Attrition Rate of Teachers in District II, Lagos State
Teachers are the wheel upon which the teaching /learning process revolves. The importance of teachers in the school necessitates the high need to recruit them systematically and to retain them for high performance. This study examined the selection process and welfare package of teachers vis a vis their attrition rate in District II, Lagos State. The study used the survey design technique. A multi stage sampling technique was used to select 300 teachers from the 52 Senior Secondary Schools. Five research questions and five hypotheses were raised for the study. A researcher constructed questionnaire “Teachers Selection, welfare package and Attrition level Questionnaire” (TSWPATQ) was used to obtain data. The research questions were answered in mean and standard deviation while the hypotheses were tested with Chi-square, t-test, ANOVA and multiple regression. The findings showed that selection of teachers is based mainly on the informal process; the welfare of teachers in the district is not satisfactory; the attrition rate is on the single digit for the period under review and that unsatisfactory welfare package of teachers contributed more to attrition than the selection process of teachers in the district. It was also found that gender and age relate to attrition. Recommendations such as reviewing the welfare package of teachers, ultilising the formal selection process and maintaining the policy of employing trained teachers with emphasis on adequate concession for female and fresh teachers were proffered for favourable teachers retention and job satisfaction.
Keywords: Teachers’ Selection, Welfare, attrition, retention, resignation, productivity