Views of physics teachers on the need to train and retrain in Nigeria
This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Teacher education is an important enterprise because no education can rise above the quality of its teachers .The number of physics teachers in the secondary schools in Nigeria is not as desired .Many schools do not have physics teachers (Omosewo & Salami 2002). For this reasons teacher that were teaching integrated science did not teach the physics aspect of the subject. Therefore very few students offer physics at the senior secondary school level because physics was strange (since they were not taught at the junior secondary school level) to student. Also, teachers that taught physics at the senior secondary school level could not teach some topics well because they to while their colleges/ Universities (Omosewo 2002). One hundred and thirty five physics teachers were sampled in Kwara State on the need for training teachers by giving them questionnaire to fill.