Academic staffing and school effectiveness in selected primary schools in Apac district
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This study was an investigation on academic staffing and school effectiveness in selected primary schools in Apac District. The study was conducted through cross-sectional survey research design. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies were used. Oral interviews, questionnaires and documentary analysis kit were used as the major instruments of investigation. A total of 99 respondents were selected using stratified random sampling and purposive sampling techniques from a population of 1548 teachers, 120 headteachers and three District officials. Data was collected and analyzed statistically using percentile to answer the three research questions and it was found out that academic staffing significantly affect school effectiveness in primary schools in Apac District. In light of the fore going discussion and conclusion, the researcher recommended the followings: The Ministry of Education and Sports should always review academic staff establishment ceiling in line with the demographic trends in school enrollment. The Ministry of Public Service should consider decentralizing the determination of the number of teachers to be recruited at the district level if human resource gaps in primary schools are to be addressed. The human resource managers at the district should always ensure that teachers in primary schools are deployed according to the academic staff establishment ceiling.