Business Education in Nigerian Secondary School: Book-Keeping and Accounting Curriculum and Its Impact on Discovery Learning
International Journal of Case Studies, August, 2013
9 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2016
Date Written: 2013
Federal Republic of Nigeria introduced an educational reform programme of the new senior secondary school curriculum which was set to commence full implementation starting from September 2011 in schools. The new curriculum came with 34, newly introduced Trade Subjects. This study examines the new national curriculum for senior secondary schools in Nigeria with special focus on Business Education-Accounting Curriculum and its impact on discovery learning. A survey research design was used for this study. Four objectives and research questions were raised for the study. A population of 267 SSII and SSIII accounting students from six secondary schools were randomly selected and 24 accounting teachers from ten randomly selected schools in Onitsha North Local Government of Anambra State. Data were generated through the use of questionnaire and observation. The data obtained for the study was analyzed using percentages, mean, standard deviation and chi-square. The study revealed that the accounting teachers had a fairly good perception of the dual role of the accounting curriculum and no student wanted to study accounting as a terminal course. Also, accounting classroom practices were not application based. It was recommended that the laboratory for accounting (business education) should be well equipped with internet facilities and the accounting teachers should be encouraged to sandwich practical with theory.
Keywords: Business education, Accounting Curriculum, Discovering Learning
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