AVAILABILITY AND ADEQUACY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR TEACHING OFFICE SKILLS IN BUSINESS STUDIES AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Ann Nwanbi Kaizer, B.E. Okoli

Abstract


The study examined the availability and adequacy of instructional materials for teaching office skills in business studies at the secondary school level in Delta State. A survey research design was adopted for the study. Five hundred and ninety-five Business studies teachers in secondary schools in Delta State made up the population for the study. Using the stratified random sampling technique, 119 Business studies teachers were sampled for the study. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. A checklist titled: “Availability and Adequacy of Instructional Materials for Teaching Office Skills (AAIMTOS)” was used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using frequency and simple percentages to answer the research questions and z-test statistics for testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the findings revealed that eight out of the ten identified instructional materials were neither available nor adequate for the teaching of office skills in business studies at the secondary school’s level in Delta State. Based on the findings, the study recommended that, the government, school administrators and other stakeholders in secondary education should make provision for adequate instructional materials for teaching office skills in business studies in secondary schools in Delta State.

 

Keywords: Availability, Adequacy, Teaching, Instructional materials, Office skills

 


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