Competency Needs of Business Educators in Osun State Secondary Schools, Nigeria

  •  David Oluseyi Oyerinde    
  •  Onnoh Godwin Onajite    
  •  Adebayo Mattew Aina    


Competency is one of the essential elements in teaching. It also determines the effectiveness of teachers during the teaching and learning process and performance of students. The study therefore investigated the competency needs of business educators in Osun State with a view to know those competencies that are needed but not possessed. Descriptive research design of survey type was adopted for the study. The population was 613 business educators out of which 300 was sampled using simple and stratified random sampling techniques. A self-design 20-item questionnaire titled “Teachers’ Competency Assessment Questionnaire (TCAQ)” was used to collect data for the study. The instrument was constructed on 4-point scale. The instrument was validated by two experts. The reliability of the instrument was established using Cronbach alpha and this yielded reliability co-efficient of 0.78. The research questions raised were answered using the means scores. Any item with a mean score greater than or equal to 2.50 suggests moderate possession, item with mean score ranging from 1.50 to 2.49 suggests fairly possession while item with mean score of 1.49 or below suggests not possession. Findings of the study revealed that out four competencies assessed, two were moderately possessed (planning of instruction and classroom instruction skills) one was fairly possessed (practical demonstration skills) while the remaining one was not possessed (ICT skills). It was recommended among others that government and relevant agencies need to organize series of training for business educators to acquire the needed skills.

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