ISS - Instructional Supervision Services

Instructional supervision is the practice of ensuring the implementation of the educational mission of a school by overseeing, equipping, and empowering teachers to provide meaningful learning experiences for students.

Instructional supervision is the process of assisting teachers in the form of guidance, direction, stimulation, or other development activities to develop and improve the teaching and learning process and situation for a better one (Archibong, 2012).

Supervision is an aspect of educational administration which has to do with providing assistance for the development of better teaching and learning situation. It offers guidance to the teachers so that they can become competent in self-analysis, self-criticisms, and self-improvement and at the end have self-actualization. One of the functions of supervision is to ensure that educational policies and laws are properly enforced in order to improve the students‟ performance and to develop education for youth. Hence educational supervision is a must towards achieving and maintaining satisfactory academic standard in schools.

The purpose of supervision is

  • To help improve the quality of educational institutions and achievements of learners
  • To monitor personnel and institutional quality and national educational goals
  • To ensure the essence of establishing educational institutions worthy to produce well-educated citizens who will serve effectively in all the sectors of the economy where their services are needed
  • To directly influence the behavior of teachers and the teaching processes employed to promote pupils learning
  • To ensure that each individual teacher within the educational system has been performing the duties for which he was scheduled
  • To know the direction of the educational institution and to identify some of its most urgent needs
  • To know the effectiveness of classroom management by the teachers
  • To discover special abilities and qualities posed by teachers/lecturers in the institution
  • To know the effectiveness of classroom management by teachers/lecturers
  • To assess the tone of institution and identify some of its most urgent needs
  • To provide a guide for staff development, and
  • To develop a favorable climate for effective teaching and learning.
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