HUMAN RESOURCE AS DETERMINANT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION

Lawrence Adebowale Oludare, Gbenga Moses Adejare

Abstract


This study sought to examine the influence of human resources on business education curriculum implementation in Kwara State. Three purposes and research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted the survey research design. The population consists of 51 business education lecturers in all the six tertiary institutions that run Business Education programme in Kwara State. There was no sampling since all the lecturers were used for the study. A structured questionnaire with a 4-point scale containing 20 items was used for the study. The internal consistency of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha. The reliability coefficient was calculated to be 0.81. The research questions were analyzed using frequency counts, mean, standard deviation and percentage, while the hypotheses was analyzed using t-test and Correlation Analysis. The findings revealed that human resources, though not fully available, but are moderately available in tertiary institutions in Kwara State, it further discovered that Inadequate instructional materials, under-funding, inadequate computer facilities, overburdened of lecturers and poor motivation of academic staff are factors affecting the effective business education curriculum implementation process. The study however recommended among others that government should recruit more academic staff and should constantly and fully support the financial needs of tertiary institutions so as to aid effective implementation of business education curriculum.

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