AVAILABILITY AND ADEQUACY OF ART TEACHERS IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ABUJA MUNICIPAL AREA COUNCIL, NIGERIA
Every nation requires sustainable development to cater for its people and growing economy. Nigeria is not exempted from this trend. The fact is that human resources form any established sustainable development. This implies that the place of teachers cannot be over-emphasized in the teaching-learning process. In Nigeria, it appears that the teaching of art in Junior Secondary schools faces a lot of setbacks not only in infrastructural facilities, equipment, tools and art materials but also in the area of under-employment of trained Art teachers in schools. This incident may have resulted in students’ lack of interest in offering Fine Arts at Senior Secondary level. Due to the important role that Art plays in general education, it is important to see that this subject is taught well at Junior Secondary level. To achieve this, both qualified and adequate number of Art teachers becomes necessary. This study: “Availability and Adequacy of Art Teachers in Junior Secondary Schools in Abuja Municipal Area Council, Nigeria” therefore, has specific objectives of assessing the availability of Art teachers compared to the number of students offering Fine Arts at the Junior Secondary level; determine what needs to be done to solve the problem of inadequacy of Art teachers in the area of study, among others. Survey research design will be employed in this study with two test instruments; Test of Availability of art teachers questionnaire” to be administered among Art teachers and “Test to buttress the data collected through art teachers. The data generated from the study will be analyzed using simple percentages and recommendations made from emerging results.