The purpose of the study was to ascertain the
motivational techniques employed by teachers in
secondary schools for teaching and learning of account
in Awka education zone of Anambra State. It was a
descriptive research guided by two research questions
and two null hypotheses. The public and private
secondary schools in the area were studied. All the 99
teachers of account in the area formed the population.
There was no sampling. A researcher-developed
questionnaire was the instrument for data collection.
Four experts, all in Nnamdi Azikiwe University
validated the instrument. The reliability of the study
was established through pilot test in Onitsha education
zone of Anambra State. The reliability coefficient of
section 1 is 0.87 and that of section2 is 0.84 respectively.
The direct approach was employed in the data
collection. Out of the 99 copies of the instrument
distributed, 96 copies were retrieved and correctly
filled. They were subjected to data analysis. Mean and
standard deviation were used to answer the research
questions while the null hypotheses were tested at 0.05
level of significance using t-test. Findings of the study
indicated that teachers in secondary school employed
both positive negative reinforcement techniques for
teaching and learning of account. Based on this, it was
recommended that teachers should also motivate their
students through appreciation when they perform well
(for instance, a teacher can say, ‘high five’ to a wellbehaved student)
Keywords : Motivational techniques, teachers’, secondary school, teaching and learning of Account.