ASSESSMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL COMPETENCIES POSSESSED BY BUSINESS STUDIES TEACHERS AT THE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL AS CONSIDERED BY THEIR SUPERVISORS IN DELTA NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT

AUTHOR: AKPURU, CHIOMA NNEKA

DEPARTMENT: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

The main purpose of this study is to assess the instructional competencies possessed by business studies teachers at the junior secondary school level of education in Delta North Senatorial District as assessed by their supervisors. The instructional competencies possessed by the business studies teachers for effective instruction in Delta North Senatorial District has been observed by the researcher who has been an examiner in junior WAEC to be very poor, this necessitated this study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. A total of 315respondents comprising Principals, Vice Principals and Deans of studies were used for the study because they supervise the business studies teachers at the junior secondary school level. Four research questions were posed to guide the study while three null hypotheses were tested. The instrument for data collection was a 50-item validated questionnaire that was structured on a five point response options. A test re-test method was used to establish the reliability of the instrument in clusters and correlation co-efficient of 0.95,0.92, 0.95 and 0.87 were obtained. The data collected for the research questions were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The mean values were used to provide answers to research questions while standard deviation was used to established the harmony in the mean ratings among the respondents. The ztest was used for testing the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings of the study revealed that business studies teachers at junior secondary school level do not possess the knowledge of subject matter and communication competencies in teaching business studies at the junior secondary school level. But do possess classroom management and evaluation competencies. Based on the findings of the study it was recommended among others, that the Federal Ministry of Education should regularly organize seminars and workshop on teaching competencies and the business studies teachers in the school system in Delta North Senatorial District should attend such workshop and seminars’ compulsorily. The implication of this is that this study has shown that the poor performance of the students taught by business studies teachers could be traceable to the quality of their teachers and therefore something must be done urgently to save Nigerian society from producing poor business education graduates.

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