The purpose of the study was to
determine the growth of Business Education in Higher Institution in Enugu
The study was based on the
The scope of offering of Business Education courses in the various Higher
Institutions in Enugu.
The facilities and equipment available for the implementation of the programme.
The professionality of lecturers that teach those courses.
To make recommendations based on the findings. In conducting this study,
the researcher sampled some selected Higher institution in Enugu
Metropolis. Some of the major findings were that Accounting and Business
Management were the most popularly offered courses in some Higher institutions
in Enugu Metropolis and they pulled the largest number of students. Only
few schools in Enugu Metropolis were equipped with teaching facilities and
equipment and majority of the available facilities were inadequate.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Problems associated with the subject matter
Problems that research will be concerned with
The Importance of studying the
Definition of important
The origin of the subject area
School of thought with the subject
The school of thought relevance to the problem of the search
Different method of studying the problem.
Analysis of Data
In this chapter, it is going to
cover the following: Background of the study, statement of problem,
purpose of the study, significant of the study, objective of the study, scope
1.1 GENERAL BACKGROUND:
The growth of any Business
education programme, like the other education programme, is largely determined
by the objectives of the programme, the provision of infrastructural materials
and well defined curriculum contents in addition to the provision of well
trained, adequately qualified and well motivated classroom lecturers.
More importantly business
lecturers working in collaboration with other interest groups are often
considered important because they are in much better position to advance on he
curriculum content of business education as well as on the instructional
objectives of the programme as derived from government overall philosophy and
objectives of education. In like manner such classroom lecturers are much
There is therefore an urgent
need for the expansion of the programme of business education in our higher
institutions especially in Enugu Local Government Area.
The expansion does not however,
mean much unless the programme maintenance, a corresponding high growth which
of course is measured by the attitude of the government, schools, parents,
public and lecturers towards it, as well as effectiveness of teaching the
courses in order to effect learning hence the study of the growth of business
education in some selected higher institutions in Enugu in Enugu Local
Government Area. The findings may serve as a guide to the administration
in making necessary adjustments in planning the programme of business
education. This has been lightening by the fact that students of business
education do not enjoy as many scholarships as students in other courses.
School enrolment in business
schools does not enhance the production of enough graduates to meet the main
power needs of the state.
This does not augur well for
business education. The various problems spot lighted above prompted the
need for this research.
1.2 PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER:
In Nigeria, the problems of
effective administration has been a complex one. Much has been written
about mismanagement of resources. In curriculum planning for business
education programme, for instance, the business community which will be served
by these schools, are not invited to the students financially, while funds
available to business schools are not the most economical way. The assumption
that business courses can be taught without adequate professional training is a
In this regard, Cooling-Geinz
observed that the motion that anybody can teach training lecturers in the way
that will make them professionally ready for those students”. Lack of job
prestige and poor occupational reward discourages many lecturers. It also
scares potential business lecturers away from profession. Business
education while other discipline has low status and prestige within the society.
This has constituted a threat to the advance of business education. Many
of the business lecturers now learn the teaching profession for the
industries. Even business education students feel shy to be associated
with the discipline.
1.3 PROBLEMS THAT RESEARCH WILL BE CONCERNED WITH:
The main purpose of this study
is to determine the growth of business education in higher institutions in
Enugu Metropolis and which could be based on the following:
The scope of offering business education courses in the various higher
institutions in Enugu.
Students enrolment in each of the selected courses in some selected higher
The extent of professionalism on the part of lecturers that teach these
Government and public courses for business education programme in higher
institution as selected. After which the researcher will make
recommendations for improvement in the study of business education in Enugu
Facilities and equipment available for the implementation of the programme.
1.4 IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING THE AREA:
The significance of this work
is to determine the efficiency of business education institution, the growth
and development in the part growing industrialization of Nigeria as applicable
to Enugu in particular.
To establish the defect in the
set up of business education in our higher institutions, especially those
around Enugu, thereby suggesting ways and scope of improvement and make
corrections where need be.
This study will also help in
finding ways of encouraging the present and future students of business
education so that they could have meaningful personal relationship between the
originators, co-ordinators and supervisors of business education in Enugu
This will also highlight the
need for public education and awareness as to the needs of our state including
the study of business in all government policies in planning of education and
industry in Enugu.
The result of the study will
stimulate meaningful discussion regarding future growth and development of
business education and bring improvement in teaching condition of the students.
Information for this study were
collected through the following sources:
Review of books, journals
Magazines and unpublished lectures, seminars and thesis.
Interview of lecturers in some higher institutions in Enugu metropolis.
Personal discussions with some business education students.
Background knowledge of the researcher higher institution and school attitude
to business education provided some useful information.
Questionnaires from the major method used in gathering information to the
respondents. Some of the questionnaires were collected on the spots,
others were collected at the later date.
1.5 DEFINITION OF IMPORTANT TERMS:
1. Growth of
The development of business
education on some higher institution in Enugu Local Government Area.
Business education refers to a programme
of instruction which educates individuals on the basic understanding needed by
every consumers on economic system, but primarily prepares people for paid
employment well advancement in business carriers.
This refers to those business
courses taught ordinarily in higher school level – such as Business
Mathematics, Typewriting, Business Method, Accounting, Book-Keeping.
Business education used
interchangeability with business courses.
5. Labour Market:
The enrolment in which wages
are determined. ND and HND programme result certificate holders, master
degree certificate holders, B.Sc certificate holders, PHD certificate holders,
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