PROBLEMS OF TEACHING ACCOUNTING SUBJECT IN SOME SELECTED SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ENUGU EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

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PROBLEMS OF TEACHING ACCOUNTING SUBJECT IN SOME SELECTED SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ENUGU EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

Abstract

The topic of this research is factors influencing the performance of students in financial accounting subject in all government owned secondary school in Enugu east local government area of Enugu state. The purpose of this study is to find out the students factors, parents factors, teachers factors, government factors and administrative factors influencing the performance of students in financial accounting subject. From the purpose of the study the researcher formulated the research questions. A descriptive survey design was adopted in this research. The population of the study is 2331 which is made up of all government secondary school students and teachers in Enugu East local government area of Enugu state which was gotten from post primary school management board Enugu. The sample size was 341, the sampling techniques used was yaro yamani formular. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. The instrument was validated using face validity by experts in measurement and evaluation. The reliability coefficient of 0.85 was obtained using Pearson product moment correlation. Based on the result of the Finding, it was concluded that students, parents, teachers, government and administrative factors influence the performance of students in Financial Accounting Subject. Consequently, it was recommended among others that school administrators should provide enough time for the teaching and learning of financial accounting and also parents should always encourage their wards by equipping them with the necessary materials needed to study accounting.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Accounting was introduced in the Nigerian School Curriculum as part of the instrument for achieving national development (National Policy on Education (NPE) 1981). This was what informed its designation as part of the core curriculum at different levels of education in Nigeria. Problems of teaching Accounting in curriculum development agencies such as the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) and experts further identified and disseminated the curriculum goals or purposes of the subject in the school curriculum. These include citizenship education, reflective inquiry and Accounting education, (Barth-shermis, 1920; Barth-Norris, 1976; Dubey and Barth, 1980; Olawepo, 1984) among others. These broadly stated goals must be clare to, and recognized as important as well as attainable by teachers and other participants connected with the Curriculum if the intentions or purposes must be realized and the investment of effort is to be considered worthwhile (Feather, 1982; Meece, Blumenfeld, & Hoyle, 1988). These intentions or purposes are prima facie stated with clarity, but their perception or conceptualization by teachers and scholars is still in doubt as Onyabe (1980) observed that the philosophy, content and methodology of teaching Accounting education has remained vague to both scholars and  teachers.

PROBLEMS OF TEACHING ACCOUNTING SUBJECT IN SOME SELECTED SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ENUGU EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

PROBLEMS OF TEACHING ACCOUNTING SUBJECT IN SOME SELECTED SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ENUGU EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE