Exploring Teacher Absenteeism Dilemma in Public Secondary Schools in Delta State, Nigeria


  • Romina I. Asiyai Senior Lecturer, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.




Absenteeism, Causes, Teacher, Secondary schools, Teacher absenteeism


This investigation explored teacher absenteeism in public secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria. Three research questions were answered. The study is a survey, ex-post-facto in nature. The sample of the study comprised sixty teachers and twenty principals, selected through simple random technique from the entire population of public secondary schools in Ethiope East and Ethiope West local government areas of Delta Central senatorial districts of the state. Data collected through questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that demographic variables such as age, gender, marital status, qualification and experience were responsible for teacher absenteeism. Teacher related and school related variable were identified as possible causes of teacher absenteeism among public secondary schools in the two local government areas of Delta State. The study recommended that principals should improve in their leadership and implement school attendance policies to help check mate and reduce absenteeism among teachers.


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How to Cite

Romina I. Asiyai. (2017). Exploring Teacher Absenteeism Dilemma in Public Secondary Schools in Delta State, Nigeria. Issues and Ideas in Education, 5(1), 73–86. https://doi.org/10.15415/iie.2017.51005