STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING TEACHER EDUCATION IN ANAMBRA STATE
The paper investigated strategies that will promote education and teacher education in Anambra State. Three research questions were answered and two null hypotheses tested. The population was 350 respondents made up of 230 teachers and 120 principals drawn from secondary schools in Anambra State. Questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analyzed with mean and t-test at .05 alpha level. Major findings of the study were problems facing education and teacher education in Anambra State and they included lack of teachers, poor infrastructure, low morale and productivity, high attrition rate, inadequate supervision, and lack of teaching aids. Strategies that can promote education and teacher education include better welfare packages for teachers, effective supervision of teachers, provision of better infrastructure, re-training of teachers, recruitments of more teachers, professionalization of teaching and removal of incompetent teachers from the system. It was recommended, among other strategies, that government should recruit more teachers, provide better infrastructures. Better methods of fighting examination malpractice and cultism should be devised in addition to nurturing a better school-community relationship.