QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY SERVICES AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN SOCIAL STUDIES IN CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Quality, instructional delivery, academic performances, Social Studies
This study focused on quality instructional delivery services and academic performances of secondary school students in Social Studies in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the aims of the study, two purpose two research questions and two corresponding hypotheses were raised and tested. The research design used was survey; the population of the study comprised all Social Studies teachers in public secondary schools in Calabar Metropolis numbering 76 teachers in all. The sample for the study was 38 secondary school teachers and used for the study. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to analyze the data from the study. The result of analysis showed that there is a significant relationship between quality methodology and academic performances of secondary schools students in Social Studies, there is a significant relationship between quality instructional materials and academic performances of secondary schools students in Social Studies. Based on the results of the study, it was recommended among others that teachers should endeavour to use suitable instructional materials to teach topics in Social Studies, government should organize on-the-job training, seminars. The researcher amongst others recommended that government should organize on-the-job trainings, seminars, workshops, symposia and conferences at intervals for Social Studies teachers in secondary schools to update their knowledge on methods of teaching that can allow students to be at the centre of learning and also improve their academic performances.