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Assessment of Junior Secondary School Business Studies Curriculum Implementation in Plateau State, Nigeria

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Assessment of Junior Secondary School Business Studies Curriculum Implementation in Plateau State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT  

This study assessed the Assessment of Junior Secondary Business Studies Curriculum Implementation in Plateau State, Nigeria.

The study was guided by four research objectives among which were to identify the funding strategies adopted by government for the implementation of business studies curriculum in junior secondary schools in Plateau state.

Four corresponding research questions and four research hypotheses were formulated in line with the research objectives.

Relevant literatures were reviewed with (9) empirical studies in line with the key variables of the study and theoretical framework.

Descriptive survey design was adopted in the study using a population of 509 academic staff. Stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting a sample of 300 respondents representing 59% of the population. Questionnaire and observation schedule were used for data collection in the study.

The research instrument was pilot tested and subjected to a reliability test using Cronbach Alpha statistics showing a coefficient of 0.847.

Descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation was used to answer research questions while all the four hypotheses were tested using Chi-square at 0.05 level of significance.

INTRODUCTION  

Curriculum implementation in reality at the public-school level implies a situation where government provides basic infrastructural facilities such as funds, classrooms, instructional materials, human material, monitoring and evaluation of curricula activities.

The school principals being the instructional leaders in the schools is charged with the responsibility of utilizing both human and material resources available in the school and tailored them towards the provision of quality education.

Teachers are the most instructional agents at the final stage of curriculum implementation that translates the reality of the developed curriculum guided by predetermined educational objectives while parents are to complements the government and schools in discharging its legitimate activities to enhance effective curriculum implementation. 

Initially, that was what exactly existed in the past, and it is very rare today in Plateau state presently which attention needs to be given to that effect for the purpose of bringing back the glory of education.

The objectives of business studies incorporated in the National Policy on Education is tailored towards developing students‟ elementary business knowledge and operational skills for future use;

develop basic skills in office education; prepare for further training in business related studies; develop orientation and basic skills for starting life for those who cannot go beyond junior secondary school level(Aliyu, 2001 NERDC, 2013).

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