THE ROLE OF SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF EDUCATION

  • Obasi Samuel Ugochukwu
  • Agama Christian Sunday
Keywords: Supervision, Instruction, Education, Problems, Learning

Abstract

The problem is that, the importance of education is currently downplayed by both teachers and students alike, owing to lack of proper supervision of instruction. The current practice is to look for short cuts and wait for salaries at the end of the month (for teachers), as well as engaging in "sorting" (giving money to the teachers/lecturers) in order to pass or get good grades (for students). The over-riding issue is “workability” whether good or bad, to the detriment of excellence (doing things well, hard work, and the enhancement of qualitative education). This paper unveiled the important role of supervision of instruction, distinctions between supervision and some related terms like inspection, etc. It underscored the fact that some problems militate against the exercise of the supervision of instruction like corruption, lack of finance, etc., and proffered some solutions to it such as the enthronement of honesty and integrity, proper funding, etc. The paper therefore concluded that for qualitative education to be maintained, there must be thorough supervision of instruction at all levels of education, solutions to those problems obstructing the exercise of supervision of instruction provided, and the "quid pro quo" attitudes (something for something principle) must be eschewed. This will provide a lasting panacea to the myriads of problems which have for years, been rearing their ugly heads in the educational sector due to sheer negligence of supervision of instruction.

Published
2023-07-01
Section
Articles