BUSINESS EDUCATION CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

Ayodeji Abraham Oluwadare, Samuel Ajetomobi Omidiji, Olawumi Hasfat Awe

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The Business Education programme in Nigeria requires a proactive and effective assessment that can bridge the gap between theory and practice. This will go a long way in ensuring the correlation between skills and competency displayed by graduates of business education and the certificate they obtain to parade looking for white-collar jobs in the world of competition. This can only be achieved through a well-structured and update of business education curriculum. The curriculum development process include: curriculum content with details of what the teachers are expected to teach and each students expected to learn. Most schools in Nigeria adopt evaluation instruments like test, assignment, term paper, projects, research report, giving practical work and examination methods are common methods used. Therefore, business education graduates should as a matter of urgent importance be able to put to practice the skills professed by their certificates. However, scholars in the area of business education are still in serious need of an acceptable technique, procedure and means of measurement for high quality business education graduates that should turn things around in the world of business education. In view of the foregoing, the paper therefore recommends among others that evaluation should be based on the behavioural outcome or goal of the programme and should be consistent. Also, government and authorities of tertiary institutions should at regular intervals organize workshops, seminars and conferences in order to improve lecturers' instructional competences for effective implementation of Business education curriculum.

 

Keywords:Business Education, Curriculum Development, Implementation, Problems and Prospects

 


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