AN ANALYSIS OF THE CAUSES OF POOR PERFORMANCE IN BUSINESS STUDIES IN NIGERIA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS: (A CASE STUDY OF ORHIONMMWON L.G.A. EDO STATE)

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ABSTRACT

This study was undertaken to look into the problems affecting teaching and learning in business studies in junior secondary schools Nigeria. This investigation however, revealed amongst other following lack of teaching facilities and instructional materials, lack of guidance and counselling, lack of school library, lack of workshops in schools for typing and lack of qualified teachers handling business studies. The following recommendations were made based on the findings. the students should be encouraged and motivated to cultivate positive attitude and interest in the subject enough skilled manpower should be developed, school should endeavour to stock variety of typewriters and shorthand textbooks their libraries and other necessary teaching aids such as the chalk board and charts.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

During the colonial era education was mostly in the hands of the missionaries who introduced a type of education known as the Latin grammar. The grammar schools offer very little subject based on the types of curriculum specified by colonial masters and by the agency establishing them, which is the introduction of their educational system and also incorporate into their ideas and opinions.

The main objectives of the missionaries were to train men and women for the church as a religions teacher, interpreters to the audience and government as well as to produce those who can read and write so that they can be employed as office clerk, the interpreting the build and the laws of the land and services as interpreter between the foreigners and the natives.

Generally, the content of the grammar schools curriculum consist of Latin, English, history, geography, mathematics. Literature, biology e.t.c with the development of their (colonial masters) economy, there came the need for introduction of commercial or business studies subjects, but instead of widening the scope of grammar school curriculum to include a wide range of business studies subject, the colonial government created two curriculums which are secondary grammar school and the secondary commercial schools.

The secondary grammar schools have no problem of organization because the colonial government financed them roam catholic mission Anglican and the Baptist each propagating their own ideas and the philosophies. The commercial secondary schools were left for the private hands and this did not anger well for the development of the school in Nigeria. However, the Nigerian government introduced the new national policy on education in 1981. A major provision of this policy was the teaching of business studies at the junior secondary school level with emphasis on the acquisition of practical skills, values and knowledge that would enable individuals to live a meaningful life in he society one the reasons for the emphasis laid on business studies is the fact that it is a skilled subjects with would equip its graduates with the needed skills for gainful employment

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

It is true that the teaching of business studies subjects in Nigeria secondary schools. However, the main aim of this researcher is to investigate the causes of poor performance in business studies and also to suggest reasonably answers to such problems as:

  1. How effective is the teaching method teaching facilities and instructional material.
  2. Are there well equipped laboratories for learning type writer and short hand?
  3. Are there qualified teachers handing the subject.
  4. In what way is the government contributing to the causes of poor performance studies in junior secondary certificate examination.
  5. Is there guidance/counseling aids for the students?

Even if they terminate their formal education at the junior secondary school level one basic instrument for the achievement of business studies is the total activity which is planned organized and the evaluated in order to prepare youths to meet the technical and economical of a complex society.

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

In this study, the purpose will be to examine the causes of poor performance in junior secondary school students in business students in business studies and to suggest solutions by using selected junior secondary schools in Benin City, Benin metropolis of Edo state the purpose will there includes.

AN ANALYSIS OF THE CAUSES OF POOR PERFORMANCE IN BUSINESS STUDIES IN NIGERIA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS: (A CASE STUDY OF ORHIONMMWON L.G.A. EDO STATE)