Assessment of Skills and Attitude Competencies Required of Business Education Teachers in Secondary Schools, South-West Nigeria
The current work place is full of complexities and dynamism and so Business Education graduates are expected to acquire high level of skills and attitudinal competencies in all aspects of human endeavour. However, this expectation seems to be lacking in the job performances of these graduates in the world of work. This study, therefore, assessed the attitude and skill competencies of Business Education teachers in public secondary schools in South-West Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised all Business Education teachers in public secondary schools in South-West, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 420 Business Education teachers as the study sample. Three research questions were raised and answered while two hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Structured Questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The data generated were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation. Furthermore, t-test was used to test the hypotheses. Findings showed that teachers’ acquired skills and attitude competencies from Business Education programme were lower than secondary school required skills and attitude competencies. The contents of Business Education programme do not provide students with adequate skill and attitude competencies for them to perform at the level expected of them after graduation. The study, therefore, recommends that the curriculum of Business Education programme should be reviewed and restructured so as to enable the graduates respond to social goals, economic realities and future life challenges.
Keywords: Business Education; Business Education teachers; Business Education Programme; Job performance.