BUSINESS STUDIES TEACHERS’ COMPETENCIES IN UTILIZING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR TEACHING OFFICE SKILLS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Ann Kaizer NWANBI

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The study assessed the competencies of Business studies teachers in the use of instructional materials for teaching office skills in secondary schools in Delta State. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Two research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The population for the study comprised 589 Business studies teachers in 447 secondary schools in Delta State. The stratified random sampling technique was used to sample one hundred and eighteen Business studies teachers which represent 20% of the population. Structured questionnaire was employed for data collection titled: “Business Studies Teachers’ Competencies in Utilizing Instructional Materials for Teaching Office Skills (BSTCUIMTOS)”.The data collected were analyzed using the mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions while z-test statistics was used for testing hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that Business studies teachers were not very competent in the use of instructional materials for teaching office skills in secondary schools in Delta State. They were not effectively utilizing the instructional materials available to them. It was recommended that the government and other stakeholders in secondary school in Delta State should intervene by making provision for training and re-training of Business studies teachers for improvement in their teaching competencies in the use of instructional materials for teaching office skills.

 

Keywords: Competencies, Utilization, Instructional materials, Teaching, Office skills 

 


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