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Table 1 Mean and standard deviation of teachers’ responses on the perceived effect of examination special centres on teaching and learning of English language in Nsukka local government area

From: Perceived effects of examination special centres on teaching and learning of English language and quality of education in Nsukka local government area, Enugu state, Nigeria

S/N Item statement SD Decision
1 There are proliferations of examination special centres in Nsukka 3.37 0.90 Agreed
2 Examination special centres frustrate English language teachers’ efforts in preparing students for external examinations 3.43 0.84 Agreed
3 Examination special centres promote examination malpractice 3.41 0.97 Agreed
4 Examination special centres result in producing half-baked secondary school graduates of English language. 3.41 0.86 Agreed
5 Examination special centres hamper teachers’ zeal to teach English language 3.13 0.89 Agreed
6 Examination special centres cajole the teaching profession in general 3.27 0.87 Agreed
7 Examination special centres give room for people to believe that certificates could be bought 3.38 1.03 Agreed
8 Examination special centres should be encouraged to enable students to obtain credit pass in English language in external examinations 1.68 1.09 Disagreed
9 Examination special centres increase students’ restiveness during examination period 3.14 0.84 Agreed
10 Examination special centres destroy the hardworking students’ confidence over their ability 3.26 0.99 Agreed
11 Many parents are happy with the new trend of Examination special centres in Nsukka because their children pass English language very well in external examinations 2.70 1.05 Agreed
12 Examination special centres should be patronized because English language teachers benefit financially from it particularly in Nsukka 1.67 0.98 Disagreed
13 Examination special centres should be encouraged because it lessens teaching work for the English language teachers 1.61 0.91 Disagreed
14 Examination special centres discourage English language teachers’ instructional and professional developments 2.73 1.11 Agreed
15 Examination special centres reveal students’ true ability in English language. 1.82 1.00 Disagreed
  Grand mean 2.80