ADEQUACY OF MATERIAL RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF UPPER BASIC EDUCATION BUSINESS STUDIES CURRICULUM IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA

  • Okoli Benedette Ekwutosi Ebonyi State University
  • Okorie Ogbonnaya Ogbonnaya Ebonyi State College of Education
Keywords: Basic Education, Business Studies Education, Upper Basic School Nigeria

Abstract

This work is a descriptive survey of the adequacy of the material resources required for effective implementation of upper basic education business studies curriculum in Ebonyi State. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided this study. Two hundred and forty-one (241) business studies teachers participated in this study. A four point structured questionnaire, with reliability coefficient of 0.81 was administered to the 241 respondents. The research question responses were sorted to find the mean and standard deviation with a t-test run to test the hypotheses. The two null hypotheses were accepted at 0.05 significance. The results showed that business studies facilities are of low adequacy and business studies curriculum textbook provisions are of low adequacy. There was no significant difference between the adequacy of business studies facilities in public and private junior secondary schools; and there is no significant difference between the adequacy of business studies curriculum textbook provision in urban and rural junior secondary schools. The study recommended that government and other stakeholders pool their resources to ensure that business studies facilities and textbooks are adequately provided since education for all is the responsibility of all.  

Author Biographies

Okoli Benedette Ekwutosi, Ebonyi State University
Senior Lecturer in Business Education at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.
Okorie Ogbonnaya Ogbonnaya, Ebonyi State College of Education
Instructor at Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
Published
2015-09-20