TEACHERS’ PREPAREDNESS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS’ ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS IN ANAMBRA STATE.
This study investigated teachers’ preparedness in the development of students’ entrepreneurial skills in Anambra state. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. Two research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were tested. The population comprised 664 entrepreneurship education teachers in government owned public secondary schools in Anambra state. A sample of 333 entrepreneurship teachers which comprised of 120 males and 213 females were drawn. Data were collected using researcher developed instrument titled “Teachers’ Preparedness for Entrepreneurship Questionnaire (TPEQ)”. The instrument was
validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was ascertained using Cronbach Alpha which yielded an overall value of 0.82 for the instrument with coefficients for the two clusters being 0.83 and 0.81 respectively. The researcher together with four research assistants collected data for the study. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer research questions while z-test was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study among others revealed that there is perceived low extent of teachers’ preparedness with regard to possession of requisite entrepreneurship skills even though they are committed.
Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that Anambra State government should provide entrepreneurship teachers with in-service training programmes on entrepreneurial knowledge and skills and secondary school principals should sponsor entrepreneurship teachers in conferences, workshop and seminars on entrepreneurship to up-date their knowledge and skills