Teaching and learning of entrepreneurial studies in junior secondary schools in Onitsha North Education Zone
The study investigated teaching and learning of entrepreneurial studies in junior secondary schools in Onitsha North Education Zone. This study adopted descriptive research design to study the research problems across the entire Onitsha North Education Zone. The study population comprised secondary school teachers in Onitsha education zone, from where a sample size of 1002 teachers across the secondary schools in Onitsha. Purposive sampling techniques was adopted in selecting 92 entrepreneurial teachers because most of the teachers were on leave. Focus Group Discussion, Key-Informant Interview and Questionnaire were used as the instrument for data collection. The study adopted Cronbach Alpha estimation technique to determine the internal consistency which gave the overall reliability of 0.86. Descriptive statistics such as Mean and Standard Deviation were also used in addressing the research questions. The study found that the provision of training facilities by the school management has significant impact on entrepreneurial skills, the study equally found a positive significant relationship between the use of quality instructional materials and entrepreneurial skills among students in junior secondary schools in the study areas. Based on the findings above, the study recommends that the government of Anambra State should provide quality instructional materials as well as creating the enabling environment that would enhance the teaching and learning of entrepreneurial studies in all junior secondary schools in the State.
Keywords: Education, Junior Secondary Education, Teaching and Learning, Counsellor, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Skills
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