The Influence of Teachers on the use of Instructional Materials for Arabic Language Instruction in Ilorin Metrolpolis

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Department of Sociology, Bayero University Kano


Abstract This study assessed the influence of teachers’ variable like experience and qualification on their use of instructional materials for the teaching of Arabic Language in senior secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis, Nigeria. The variables of qualification and years of experience were considered on the use of instructional materials. All the teachers of Arabic in the senior secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis constituted the study population. The target population was the teachers of Arabic in the selected schools where senior school certificate examination Arabic curriculum was implemented. All the 21 twenty-one teachers of Arabic in the 14 public and 7 private schools that registered their students for SSCE were used in the study. Two research hypotheses were formulated and tested using Chi-square statistical analysis. The findings showed that qualification and experience have influence on teacher’s use of instructional materials. Based on the findings: recommendations were given: teachers should be oriented on the use of instructional materials through attendance of seminars, workshops, and that both the government and school proprietors should support teachers financially for improved efficiently on their job.



Arabic Language, Qualification, Experience, Instructional materials