S. Levong Duktur


This paper addressed the innovative approaches to the teaching and learning of financial accounting in Senior Secondary Schools. The aim of teaching financial accounting at the senior secondary schools in Nigeria is to provide opportunities for the learners to acquire the basic accounting skills as well as to equip them with requisite knowledge to become bookkeepers, accounts clerks as well as
cashiers. They are expected to undergo in future additional training in accountancy in order to become professional accountants, managers, auditors and tax managers in business firms. There is every need to use some innovative approaches in teaching these potential professionals to enable them man the finances as well as the economy of this generation. The use of innovative approaches in teaching accounting students has the potential not only to improve their education, but also to empower these future professional accountants, managers, auditors, among others. The innovative approaches in teaching financial accounting were thoroughly examined. The study also recommended that teachers of financial accounting should familarise themselves with the new technologies in teaching financial accounting as well as adopting the new strategies in teaching students to enhance the teaching and learning of this very important course. The study also recommended that teachers
should adopt demonstration, induction and e-learning approaches/methods of teaching financial accounting.

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