ASSESSING THEQUALITIES OF ISLAMIC STUDIES TEACHERS IN SOKOTO SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA SOKOTO STATE OF NIGERIABashar Ibrahim, Abubakar Aminu, Abubakar Ibrahim ,Usman Mohammed
This research is the assessment of qualities and quantities of Islamic studies teachers in Sokoto South Local Government area, Sokoto State, Nigeria. The study used descriptive survey designed with a population of 86 respondents which comprises principals, HOD and Islamic Studies teachers, the finding shows that the government need to improve the quality and quantity of Islamic Studies teachers, the teachers should use different teaching methods in teaching Islamic studies, the teachers spouse to be competent in using instructional materials, the management should allow Islamic teachers to go for professional training. The research recommended that government should restrict recruiting unqualified Islamic studies teachers by making sure that all those to be recruited into recognized institutions they attended like colleges of Education and Universities, government should improve the status of those unqualified teachers to qualified one by organizing periodic seminars, workshops, capacity building courses and refresher courses, Islamic studies teachers need to developing instruction method to teaching orientated subjects to improve their competencies and learners understanding, and government should paces more premium on sending auxiliary Islamic studies teachers to obtained training in education so as to build up solid foundation.
Keywords: Qualities, quantities, professional training, instructional materials