Demand for and Supply of Trade/Entrepreneurship Subjects Teachers in Public Secondary Schools in Oyo State, Nigeria

Abstract

The study investigated the demand for and supply of trade/entrepreneurship subjects’ teachers in public senior 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 hypotheses stated in null form guided the study. The descriptive research design carried out ex post facto 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 387 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. An adapted (Osuchukwu, 2021), validated and reliable (r = .93) instrument titled " The Demand for and Supply of Trade/Entrepreneurship Subjects Teachers Questionnaire" (TDSTESTQ) 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 Pearson Product Moment Correlation Statistical tool. The findings of the study showed that there was a moderate, positive and significant relationship between the status of the Trade/Entrepreneurship subjects in the curriculum and the supply of its teachers; there was a strong, positive and significant relationship between Government policy on teacher qualification and the supply of Trade/Entrepreneurship subject teachers in the schools; and there was a moderate, positive and significant relationship between class size and the supply of Trade/Entrepreneurship subjects teachers. It was recommended among others that teacher training institutions should mount courses in different areas of the trade subjects in addition, government should ensure compliance with the policy on minimum teaching qualification by ensuring that only professionally qualified teachers are engaged in schools to teach the subjects.



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Akeem Adekunle, University of Lagos, Nigeria

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Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Educational policy

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To cite this article:
Adekunle A. (2022) Demand for and Supply of Trade/Entrepreneurship Subjects Teachers in Public Secondary Schools in Oyo State, Nigeria ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.12
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.12


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