Students’ attitude towards the study of economics in Nigerian secondary schools

Achi, Christiana (2018) Students’ attitude towards the study of economics in Nigerian secondary schools. Other thesis, Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu.

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This study will analyze students’ attitude towards the study of economics in Nigerian secondary schools. Despite the greater number of Economics graduates produced by our tertiary institutions; every year there are numbers of secondary schools where Economics teachers are not competent in the teaching of the subject. This makes the teaching of Economics ineffective and inefficient even where there are competent teachers to teach. It is on this premise, that this study is designed to investigate the attitudes of students in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State toward studying of Economics as a subject. Another objective of this paper is to make various recommendations for teachers and other stakeholders on how to arouse or improve students’ attitudes in the subject. Concerning methodology, both secondary and primary sources of data was used for the study. A survey research design was used with a sample size of 100. Data was collected and analyzed using simple percentages. Key findings from the study showed that negative attitudes of the students are the functions of lack of interest erroneous believed that economics is volatile and poor motivation by teachers. Some science teachers especially economics, physics and mathematics is an offspring of negative attitude in the subject itself. Negative attitude towards the subject is influenced by the parents’ attitudes. Recommendations for the study include; certain measures must be taken to improve the quality of economics teachers, this include better recruitment, better substantive education of economics teachers in training institutions, retraining programme for young teachers with shallow experience, in-services and long vacation courses, improvement in teachers’ salaries with special allowances for economics teachers and upgrading of the teaching profession. This could be ways by which economics teaching can be made more interesting to the teachers.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: mrs christiana achi
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 09:21
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 09:21

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