The Challenge and Prospects of Teaching Economics in Secondary School

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The Challenge and Prospects of Teaching Economics in Secondary School.


Secondary school students are known to be curious and it is at this stage that curiosity can be tapped to advantage to develop the right economic attitudes in the students.

In recent times also there have been complains by examiners teachers and even parents about poor student’s performance in economic more especially at the secondary level. There are also cries of students lack of interest in social sciences.

This study intends to examine whether these trends are due to shaky foundations laid right from the secondary school. In other words are the secondary students given the adequate orientation to develop interest in economics?.

The emphasis being laid on economics by successive Nigerian governments. Studies such as this could help in revealing the fundamental faults if any, associated with the teaching of economics, and the prospects for improvement.

Table of Contents

Title Page




Table of contents

List of tables


CHAPTER ONE: – General introduction

  • Back ground to the study
  • Statement of the problem
  • Objectives of the study
  • Research Hypotheses
  • Significance of the study
  • Scope and limitations of the study
  • Cauterization

CHAPTER TWO:- literature Review conceptual from

  • introductions
  • The meaning of economics
  • Methods of teaching economics in secondary schools
  • The importance of studying economics in secondary, schools
  • The purpose of teaching economics in senior secondary schools
  • The impact of economics education in secondary schools education in Nigeria
  • The problems of teaching economics in secondary school education in Nigeria.
  • Conceptual frame work

CHAPTER THREE:-Research methodology

  • Introductions
  • Research design
  • Population of the study
  • sample size and sampling techniques
  • method of Data collection
  • instruments of Data collection
  • Data analysis Techniques

CHAPTER FOUR:- Data presentation ,Analysis & Interpretation

  • Introduction
  • Data presentation and analysis
  • Hypotheses testing

CHAPTER FIVE:-Summary, finding, Conclusion And Recommendation

  • Introductions
  • Summary
  • Findings and conclusion
  • Recommendations References Appendices

List of Tables


Background of Study

In the recent time, there are growing agitations and calls on developing countries to focus their attention on economics education in order for them to turn around the economic status of their various Countries.

It is against this background that the various Nigerian governments have been placing emphasis on the acquisition of economic education in the educational system.

This issue led to the formulation of the new national policy on education. (NPE, 2006) which seems to place high emphasis on economics as a subject.

Under the new policy economics is to be taught right from secondary school. The aim here is to inculcate into the secondary school student the basic necessity for the learning of economics at the higher levels of education.

According to the national policy on education (NPE, 2006) the aim is to provide the students with “a sound basis for economical and reflective thinking” (FEM, 1981 : 146).

In essence, the secondary school is considered as the foundation upon which the future of economy in Nigeria is based. It is at this level that the student is introduced into the field of social science to explore it.


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