Document Type : Original Article
Department of Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria
The influence of gender of the administrators on academic performance of primary school pupils of Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State is examined in this work. The study used a descriptive survey research design. 20 primary school administrators including 10 male and 10 female administrators were randomly selected in addition to 10 NCE and 10 Degree holder administrators for the test. The Administrators’ Gender and Academic Performance Questionnaire (AGAPQ) was employed in this study.
To draw the performance of the pupils, results of all their final year for 2012/2013 session were prepared by pro-forma. Two hypotheses were tested by T-test analysis. According to the findings, no significance difference exists between the gender of administrators and academic performance of the pupils in public primary schools in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State (More in-service r-cal 1.33, r-tab 2.1 was recommended). Moreover, no significance difference exists in performance of the pupils in the school with a NCE holder administrator and the one with a Degree holder administrator (r-cal 2.7, r-tab 2.1). More in-service training and seminars on motivational strategies should be held for administrators. It was recommended that teachers and administrators of the primary schools should participate in preparing the examination questions and Degree holder administrators’ salary should be raised above salary grade level 14.