By SaintAugustine Adula Odey:
The concept of motivation is a psychological concept which has been described as urge, arousals, drive, energizer or that which spur a person to action and as a powerful activator, without which very little learning, development or productivity can take place.
The understanding of motivation is important, especially when employees receive the necessary help and support that can improve their performance. Motivation leads to purposeful behavior which focuses attention on improvement of skills. It’s also a complex phenomenon which is influenced by multiple variables operating within the organisms and the environment.
Chauhan(1983) explains “motivation as goal-oriented that is believed to affect human behavior in a variety of situations like learning, thinking, perception, creativity and feeling just like any other psychological concept.”
Similarly, motivation is a kind of internal force which arouses, regulates, direct and sustains human action. Having established the obvious fact about MOTIVATION it has become very evidence now like never before how CR-SUBEB has achieved much due to the facts that teachers, learners, and the society is at this particular dispensation of Governor Ben Ayade’s government motivated for quality service delivery.
Barrister Stephen Odey Ph.D has ensured the following for the basic school teachers:
#1. Security, such as freedom from threat of dismissal
#2. Good supervision and monitoring, ensuring quality assurance maintained.
#3. Prestige and recognition of the teaching profession, enthronement of dignity of labour.
#4. Sharing of opinion between management and teachers in establishing objectives, in decision making and problem solving (the rational here is that a person will be strongly motivated to achieve a goal s/he contributed to establish.
#5. In order to promote quality service delivery and productivity in Cross River Basic Schools Dr.(Barr.) Odey Led SUBEB administration has also arrange their priorities from conformity with rules and regulations to the reinforcement of positive behavior through different motivational strategies to meet various needs of the teachers and learners (pupils/students).
LEADERSHIP IS THE PROCESS OF ENGAGING ONE’S INDIVIDUAL COMPETENCIES, ENLISTING OTHERS TO DRIVE A POSITIVE AGENDA THAT ENHANCES BETTER ADVANCEMENT OF HUMAN EXISTENCE.
The above is the reason that His Excellency, Senator (Prof.) Benedict Ayade will continuously be commended and applauded for putting the square peg in the square hole at CR-SUBEB in the person of H.Es son Dr. Steve Odey.
The support enjoyed from the Governor by the SUBEB Executive Chairman has endeared him to achieve much that are very empirically visible to the blind, such as:
#1. Severally embarked on training and retraining of teachers in the state, and will continue to sustain it.
#2. Provided boreholes and lavatories to Cross River Basic Schools to ensure good hygiene.
#3. Have introduced magnetic boards, table tennis and other sporting equipment to our basic schools to keep our pupils/ students physically and mentally alert/fit.
#4. Have been consistent in the prompt payments of teachers salaries and is on top gear to get other benefits for the teachers as motivation both intrinsically and extrinsically can factor greatly in quality service delivery.
#5. Have introduced a whole school approach, by this a school is totally rehabilitated to ensure better teaching and learning processes, carried out to ensure quality edu-service delivery.