Impact of COVID-19 on Private Secondary School Teachers in F.C.T, Abuja, Nigeria
Electronic Research Journal of Behavioural Sciences, Volume 3 (2020)
12 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2020
Date Written: August 7, 2020
The study investigated the impact of COVID-19 on a private secondary school in FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. This research was carried out in the Abuja the capital of Nigeria. The study investigated the impact of COVID-19 on a private secondary school in FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. This research was carried out in the Abuja the capital of Nigeria. This study used a descriptive survey type. The population of the study comprised of 180 private secondary school teachers. Stratified random sampling was used as a sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was a Questionnaire titled: Impact of COVID-19 on private Teachers in the FCT Questionnaire (ICPSQ). The measures of the instruments used in this study were scored on a four-point Likert scale format of strongly agree, Agree, Strongly Disagree, and disagree. The data collected was analyzed using a simple percentage. The result collected, analyzed and computed led to the following conclusion that: majorities of private secondary schools teachers in FCT have not been receiving salaries since the closed down of all educational institutions in Abuja, the government did not capture private secondary school teachers in their special loan package for different professional bodies working in F.C.T, private secondary schools teachers in FCT did not have an association through which they can access welfare packages from the government, only a few private secondary schools teachers in FCT, Abuja have started online teaching in their various schools and COVID-19 pandemic school closed down have led to the retrenchment of private secondary school teachers in FCT, Abuja. The study recommends that the government should direct the Central Bank of Nigeria to design low-interest loans facilities for all the private schools' teachers especially those in secondary schools in FCT and Nigeria at large.
Keywords: COVID-19, Impact, Private Secondary School Teachers
JEL Classification: 100
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