Title: Demand for and Supply of Trade/Entrepreneurship Subjects Teachers in Public Secondary Schools in Oyo State, Nigeria
Stream: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Akeem Adekunle, University of Lagos, Nigeria
The study investigated the demand for and supply of trade/entrepreneurship subjects teachers in public secondary schools in Oyo State, Nigeria. The concerns about the need for and the availability of teachers of the subjects served as the motivation for this study. Three research questions and three hypotheses stated in null form guided the study. Expost facto research design was adopted for the study. The study population comprised all trade/entrepreneurship subjects teachers in all public senior secondary schools in Oyo State, Nigeria. The sample size was 285 Trade/Entrepreneurship subjects teachers selected from 45 Public Senior Secondary Schools across the six Education Zones in the state using the purposive and proportionate stratified sampling techniques. A validated and reliable (r = .93) self-developed instrument titled " Demand for and Supply of Trade/Entrepreneurship Subjects Teachers Questionnaire" (DSTESTQ) was used to generate data for the study. Data collected was analysed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions and the hypotheses were tested using Multiple Regression Analysis and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Statistical tools. The findings of the study showed that the demand for the trade/entrepreneurship subjects was high in public secondary schools in the state, the supply of teachers for the subjects was inadequate and that majority of teachers of the subjects were not professionally qualified. It was recommended among others that teacher training institutions should mount courses in different areas of the trade subjects.
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