IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 11, November 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Aminu Aliyu Wushishi, Isah Abdullahi Aloma
During the Pre and early Post-Colonial Nigeria, teaching profession was considered as one the best and highly respected profession. Teachers were seen as people who take ignorance away from people and as such they were highly respected by both their students and members of the Community. In the recent time, the profession had a setback, Teachers in Niger State are no longer respected, People are not passionate about the job. This paper examines the major problems affecting teaching profession at secondary school level in Niger State, Nigeria, which includes; poor salary, lack of adequate teaching and learning materials, higher teacher-student ratio, low status accorded to them by members of the Community and low morale in the profession. Few recommendations were given which will help in raising the standard of the profession to gain its lost glory.