• Elizabeth Adenike EMEKE Professor
  • Amusa Ayodele AJIBADE Dr.
Keywords: Secondary, Implementation, Economics, Teacher


The study evaluated the implementation of secondary school Economics curriculum in Oyo State along all the four objectives, and on the basis of five implementation variables (students’ study skills, teachers’ attitude, resource utilisation, teachers’ evaluation methods and resource availability).Survey design using the Input, Process and Outcome Evaluation Model guided the study. The secondary schools in Oyo State were clustered along the eight educational zones. Three teachers and 20 students were randomly selected from each of the 10% of the schools selected in each zone. Five instruments: School Materials Inventory (r=0.84), Economics Achievement Test (r=0.78), Economics Students (r=0.76), Economics Teachers (r=0.74), Economics Students’ Perception of Teachers’ Resource Utilization and Attitude (r=0.71) Questionnaires were used for data collection.  Data collected were analysed using frequency counts and multiple regression at 0.05 alpha level .Students’ performance in Economics was average (74.4%).  Their perceived skills in prudence in resource management (1.2%); finding solution to problems (2.1%) and appreciation of economic, cultural and social values (10.6%) were low. Only resource utilisation had significant relative contribution to Economics curriculum implementation (ß = 0.17). Students’ perception of the teachers’ attitude (B=0.14) and students’ study skills (B=0.19) contributed positively to dignity of labour. There were more male teachers than females (52.8%).Material resources available in school were well utilised but they were not adequate with over 80% inadequacy level. The implementation of secondary school Economics curriculum had been poor in Oyo State there is the need for adequate provision of human and material resources. Students should be encouraged to develop positive study skills, while teachers should teach skills along with evaluation.


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Author Biographies

Elizabeth Adenike EMEKE, Professor

Institute of Education University of Ibadan. Nigeria.

Amusa Ayodele AJIBADE, Dr.

Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) Oyo Zonal Office Oyo State Nigeria,


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How to Cite
EMEKE, E. A., & AJIBADE, A. A. (2021). EVALUATION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL ECONOMICS CURRICULUM IN OYO STATE NIGERIA. GPH-International Journal of Educational Research, 4(06), 58-77. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6860254