TEACHERS KNOWLEDGE OF EDUCATION LAWS AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE
This paper examined teachers’ knowledge of education laws and their implementation in Anambra State Secondary Schools. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study consists of 6,987 teachers in the 253 secondary school in Anambra State. The sample comprised 1,468 teachers randomly drawn from the population. Data were collected by means of a structured questionnaire designed by the researcher and validated by experts in the area of educational management and measurement and evaluation. The reliability of the instrument was established using cronbach alpha and this yielded a coefficient of 0.73. The result of data analysis showed that while teachers might have considerable knowledge of education laws, their extent of implementation is quite low. There was no significant difference between the mean opinion scores of male and female teachers on their knowledge and implementation of education laws, in Anambra State secondary schools. It was recommended among other things that government should promote those teachers that display high level of knowledge in the implementation of education laws and penalize those that show gross ignorance of them. Again, seminars should be organized regularly on the need for education laws and its implementation.