- PERCEIVED ADEQUACY OF BUSINESS STUDIES TEACHERS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UPPER BASIC EDUCATION BUSINESS STUDIES CURRICULUM IN NIGERIA
Abstract: The study surveys the adequacy of business studies teachers for the implementation of the upper basic education business studies curriculum in Ebonyi State. Two research questions and one null hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. A four point structured questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.81 was administered on the two hundred and fortyone(241) business studies teachers in Ebonyi State. Two hundred and twenty-eight (228) copies of the questionnaire were correctly filled and returned thereby stabilizing the sample at 228. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. It was found that the quantity and quality of business teachers is adequate. It was however recommended, among others, that in-service training and study leave opportunities should be given to business studies teachers since this will serve as a motivation that will increase the service delivery of teachers and also reduce their attrition.