Surveying the Motivation of Pre-service Teachers and the Performance of Nigerian Primary School Pupils


  • Tobechukwu Ebele Okeke Department of Primary Education, Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nigeria



motivation, pre-service teachers, performance, basic science, technology subjects


This study investigates the crucial interplay between the motivation of pre-service teachers and the academic performance of primary school pupils in basic science and technology subjects within the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was used. The sample comprised 200 pre-service teachers and primary six students in government primary schools in Oyi Local Government Area. The researchers also constructed questionnaires and administered them to the sampled population in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. Preliminary findings underscore the significance of pre-service teacher motivation in shaping the academic success of primary school pupils. These attributes contribute to a more conducive and effective learning environment, ultimately benefitting the academic performance of primary school pupils. However, challenges persist in providing consistent settlements, recognition, instructional materials, and retraining opportunities for pre-service teachers. Addressing these challenges is crucial for sustaining teacher motivation, improving teaching quality, and enhancing the educational experience for students.


Received: 10 November 2023 | Revised: 29 December 2023 | Accepted: 25 January 2024 


Conflicts of Interest

The author declares that she has no conflicts of interest to this work.


Data Availability Statement

Data sharing is not applicable to this article as no new data were created or analyzed in this study.




How to Cite

Okeke, T. E. (2024). Surveying the Motivation of Pre-service Teachers and the Performance of Nigerian Primary School Pupils. International Journal of Changes in Education.



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