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PROJECT TOPIC: FACTORS AFFECTING THE EFFECTIVE STUDYING OF ECONOMICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IZZI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE

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ABSTRACT

This study was carried out to examine the factors affecting the effective study of economics in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi state. The purpose of the study is to identify the factors affecting the effective teaching and learning of economics in secondary schools in Izzi Local Government Area. The research design of the study was descriptive survey design. The population of the study was ten thousand, nine hundred (10,900) students and seventy-five (75) teachers in the senior secondary schools. One hundred and fifty (150) teachers and students were sampled in five selected schools. The instrument used for data collection was structured questionnaires. The validity and reliability of the instrument were tested. Data collected were presented in a table, mean and frequency distributions were used to analyse the data. The findings show that teaching and learning of economics in our secondary schools are affected by unqualified economics teachers, poor method of teaching, inadequate instructional materials and attitudes and interest of the teachers and students. Based on the findings some recommendations were made thus Employment of economics teachers by the government through the ministry of education should be strictly based on merit so as to make it possible for only those who studied the course to be appointed.


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