Chika B. Odinaka


This study was carried out to assess the instructional competencies possessed among business studies teachers in junior secondary schools in Enugu South LGA, Enugu state. Descriptive survey research   design was   adopted. Population of 315 respondents comprised Teachers in 10 junior secondary schools in Enugu South LGA, were used for the study.  Enumerated sample of 315 from the population was used for the study. Two (2) research questions were posed to guide the study. The instrument for data collection was a 20-likert-item validated questionnaire that was structured on a five point response options. Data were presented and interpreted with statistical frequency, percentages, mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed that business studies teachers possessed adequate competencies on subject matter mastery mostly on applying lesson plan for students to learn through it and classroom management when teaching and learning is taking place in classroom, though lack skills in the areas of; applying subject matter instructional aids for teaching and learning, responding to emotional problems of students and poor services to equipment used for teaching. The study, therefore, recommended that adequate specialization of subject matter like business studies should be part of teaching degree training for teachers who want to teach business studies in junior secondary schools.


Business Studies, Teachers, Instructional, Competencies, Classroom

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