Influence of Teachers’ Salaries on the Promotion of Sustainable National Development in Lagos State Basic Schools, Nigeria


In Nigeria and some other developing countries, teachers who are supposed to be the important resource that links the survival of the present and the future generation are not satisfied with their salaries and this has affected the quality of the educational system. Thus, the need to determine the relationship between teachers’ salaries and sustainable National development became inevitable. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A stratified random sampling technique was used to divide the population of 16,913 UBE teachers in Lagos state into five geographical zones after which a sample size of 378 teachers responded to two self-developed questionnaires titled “Teachers’ Salaries’ Questionnaire (TSQ) and Sustainable National Development Questionnaire (SNDQ).” Both the TSQ and SNDQ were a 4-point Likert-type scale (four response options). The construct validity of the instrument was done through average variance extraction measurement while the reliability of the instrument was measured through Cronbach alpha with a split-half reliability coefficient that ranged from 0.71 to 0.88. Data were collected and analysed through descriptive and inferential statistics of correlation, ANOVA and regression analysis, tested at 0.05 and 0.01 levels of significance. The major finding revealed that teachers’ salaries strongly correlated with sustainable National Development. This finding poses serious consequences and implications for students’ academic performance and the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. Thus, it is recommended among others that the Nigerian Government and policymakers should embed sustainability in budgetary allocation for education, thereby, making adequate financial resources available for increased teachers’ salaries.

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Olubusayo Asikhia, Lagos State University of Education, Nigeria
Rasheedat Adenike Osisami, Lagos State University of Education, Nigeria
Odunayo Oshodi, Lagos State University of Education, Nigeria

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Conference: BCE2023
Stream: Education

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Asikhia O., Osisami R., & Oshodi O. (2023) Influence of Teachers’ Salaries on the Promotion of Sustainable National Development in Lagos State Basic Schools, Nigeria ISSN: 2435-9467 – The Barcelona Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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