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ERIC Number: EJ1177127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
Enhancing Quality in Business Education Curriculum Delivery for Unemployment Reduction in Ekiti State Nigeria
Elemure, Ehis V.; Elemure, Clement Boluwaji
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v20 n1 p67-75 2016
The role of quality education in nation building cannot be overemphasized as no nation can grow beyond the level of education it offers its citizenry. In the same vein, no country can develop meaningfully without a well-developed vocational education programme. Business Education is geared towards the attainment of skills, values, and abilities that prepare its beneficiaries to enter into a specific job or occupation. This paper reports on how the quality of business education in Ekiti State, Nigeria could be enhanced to achieve this objective. Eighty business education lecturers and their students completed questionnaires on the 'Funding of Business Education in Nigeria; Issues and Challenges' (FBENIC) and the Key Informant Interview (KII) schedule. Three research questions were answered. Weighted mean and standard deviation were used in the analyzed data. Any item with a weighted mean value of 3.00 and above was regarded as agreed or adequate. A mean value below 3.00 was assumed as disagree or inadequate. Results indicated the need for better funding, effective management of suitable curriculum, recruitment of qualified teachers, provision of necessary facilities and educational research. Major obstacles include: Poor funding of business education, inadequate technological orientation, government as the sole financier, diversion and misappropriation of funds, inadequate records of materials and facilities allocated for the business education programme. Business education offers a possible solution to the perennial problem of insecurity and insurgency, unemployment and poverty if its potentials are carefully harnessed through an enhanced curriculum delivery system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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