ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BUSINESS STUDIES CURRICULA IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KWALI AREA COUNCIL, ABUJA
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Keywords

Assessment
Business Studies
Implementation
Senior Secondary Schools

Abstract

This study was conducted to assess the implementation of business studies curricula in senior secondary schools in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A total of 84 male and female senior secondary school teachers were randomly selected from six (6) public and the only private senior secondary school in the Area Council making a total of seven (7) senior secondary schools excluding the Federal Government College in the Area Council. A structured questionnaire developed by the researchers titled “Implementation of Business Studies Curricula (IBSC)” was the only instrument used for the collection of relevant data. The instrument was structured following 2 points rating scale of available and functioning – 2 points and not available – 1 point. The instrument was validated by three business studies teachers not involved in the study and two experts in Measurement and Evaluation from the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council. A reliability co-efficient of 0.81 was obtained using Cronbach Alpha. The instrument was administered by the researchers and one research assistant, the entire instrument was retrieved but 82 which represented 97.6% were found usable for the study. Data collected was analyzed using frequency counts and simple percentage to answer the two research questions that guided the study. Findings revealed that there was shortage of business studies teachers in all the schools and instructional materials were also inadequate among others. Based on the findings, recommendations such as engagement of business studies teachers and provision of adequate instructional materials were recommended among others.

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