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Stress though not a new concept, is complex and dynamic, it is a source of tension and frustration, and can arise by a number of interrelated influences on behaviour, including individual, group, organizational and environmental factors. Pressure, unlike stress, activates a person with positive behaviour consequences, which then means that pressure is desirable and healthy, but stress has negative effects on productivity. Generally, every job is prone to stress, a teaching job, in particular, is becoming increasingly stressful because of the daily attendant problems confronting education industry at all levels. This study examined the concept of stress, the symptoms, and the effects of stress on teaching and learning activities. Secondary data were used for this study. The study revealed that stress had negative effects on teachers’ productivity and the teaching profession. The study also provides some strategies that can reduce stress in our educational institutions. Based on the findings, the study recommends that government should employ more teachers in other to ease teachers’ workload and job-related stress and there should be educational programmes and recreation facilities for teachers that can minimize the consequences of stress.
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