Oluchi Chinazor Obi, Oluchukwu Adachukwu Okeke


This study investigated sources of difficulty in learning for business education students in colleges of education in Anambra State. Three research questions guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 457 final year student of colleges of education in Anambra State. The simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 300 final year students as respondents for the study. The study used a structured questionnaire which was validated in the department of Technology and Vocational Education. The reliability of the instrument was tested using Cronbach Alpha and it yielded a value of 0.81. The data collected was analyzed using mean. The findings of this study revealed that teacher-factors, institutional-factor and student factors create difficulties in learning. Factors such as lack of commitment to teaching, non-use of student-centered method, inadequate laboratory equipment, irregular practical activities, lack of interest, absence from lectures among others create difficulties in learning business education in colleges of education in Anambra State. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that The Ministry of Education and other relevant authorities should regularly organize refresher courses such as trainings, seminars, conferences, and workshops for business education teachers to keep them abreast of current and productive teaching methods and teaching skills they need to possess.


Sources, Difficulties in Learning, Business Education Students, Colleges of Education

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