The aim of this study was to assess the influence of economic recession on the retrenchment of secondary school teachers in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. The research adopted a descriptive survey research design. Data were collected from a target population of 326 teachers and 1,662 students after the sample was proportionately stratified, a sample of 50 teachers and 250 students were randomly selected through simple random sampling technique. One questionnaire was designed with a four-point scale for the study to obtain data and information, one for the teachers and the other for students. The questionnaire was validated and the responses were analyzed using the mean and standard deviation. From the data analyzed, it was found out that, Nigeria’s economic recession influenced the retrenchment of secondary school teachers. This implies that more teachers were retrenched during an economic recession in the study area. Based on this finding, the study recommended among others, that the government should make efforts to put macroeconomic measures that will stabilize the economy, while parents and relevant stakeholders in the educational sector should play a bigger role in the funding of education so that teachers will not be retrenched whenever the economy is in recession.
Augustine S. A., & Zakka S. L. (2019)