Joy Amesi, James Olatunde Babalola, Oyeniyi Samuel Oyeyemi


The study assessed the imperativeness of teaching methods for instructional delivery of Accounting Education courses in Universities in Rivers State. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Population of the study was a total of 32 Accounting Education Lecturers drawn from Rivers State University, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education and University of Port Harcourt (all located in Port Harcourt). The entire population was used as sample for the study with self-structured 36 items questionnaire on 4-point rating scale of Very High Extent to Very Low Extent. The instrument was titled: Assessment of Teaching Methods in Accounting Education Courses Questionnaire (ATMAECQ). The instrument was face and content validated by three experts; two in the field of Business Education and one in Measurement and Evaluation all in the Faculty of Education, Rivers State University. The reliability was computed using Kuder Richardson’s (KR-20) formula; which yielded the reliability coefficient of 0.79. The statistical tools used to answer the research questions were mean and standard deviation, while analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the Null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.  The study reported Low Extent to which Accounting Lecturers applied professional and competitive imperativeness of student-centered innovative or participatory methods in teaching accounting education courses in Universities in Rivers State. Findings from the study also revealed Vey High Extent to which Accounting Lecturers applied administrative and management imperativeness in teaching accounting education courses in Universities in Rivers State. Thus, the researcher recommended amongst others; that accounting education lecturers should be trained and re-trained for professional; innovative, participatory, administrative and management imperativeness of teaching methods for instructional delivery. Government, proprietors, corporate bodies and other stakeholders should release funds to enable Universities in Rivers State put in place world class infrastructures that could encourage effective professional, competitive, administrative and management imperativeness in teaching accounting education courses in Universities in Rivers State.


Keywords: Assessing, Imperativeness, Teaching Methods, Instructional Delivery, Accounting Education.       .


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