ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MINIMUM STANDARD FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN SOUTH-SOUTH, NIGERIA
ELURO, D. C.2
School of Secondary Education (Business)
Federal college of Education (Tech), Asaba, Delta State
The study is carried out in South-South Zone of Nigeria among Colleges of Education specifically to determine the extent of implementation of the minimum standards for Business Education in relation to the standards stipulated by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE). The study adopted the ex-post facto research design and was guided by three (3) research questions. The population of the study comprised of all the Colleges of Education in South-South, Nigeria. The sample is made up of nine (9) Colleges of Education out of the twelve (12) Colleges in the zone. The data for the study was collected through direct observation using the NCCE benchmarks as inventory and analyzed using ratio and percentage scores. It was found that lecturers and physical facilities were adequate in few Colleges but were inadequate in most of them. Equipment and supplies in the Typing labs, Shorthand studios and Model offices were discovered to be grossly inadequate in the sampled Colleges. It was concluded that students undergoing the programme are learning without the necessary and required facilities/resources. Consequently, it was recommended among others that facilities/resources should be adequately provided and maintained. Also the NCCE should carry out proactive monitoring of Colleges in terms of curriculum implementation, resources and maintenance in order to ensure that stipulated standard are met and remedies put in place as the case may be.
Keyword: Minimum standard, Business Education, Colleges, equipment, facilities, Lecturers, Nigeria
Ogudo, P.; Eluro, D.C & Nwaekete, J. (2022). Assessment of Implementation of the Minimum Standard for Business Education Programme in Colleges of Education in South-South, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 2(2), 10-26. Available online at: https://www.ijaar.org/articles/ijresd/v2n2/ijresd-v2n2-Feb22-p2201.pdf.