MANAGEMENT OF SECONDARY EDUCATION FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT IN UKWUANI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE
Osakwe Grace Nwamaka, PhD*
Delta State University, Abraka
The study examined the management of secondary education for entrepreneurial skills acquisition for grandaunts in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State. It specifically examined the impact of principals' leadership skills, effective teachers and the curriculum implementation on the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills. The study made use of ex-post facto research design. Three research questions guided the study. The population of the study was 1014 respondents, which comprised 752 senior secondary III (SS3) students, all 252 teachers and 10 principals from all the 10 public secondary schools. Purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 140 respondents. Data collection was by the use of a questionnaire titled Management of Secondary Education for Entrepreneurship skills Development (MSSESD). The reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha and the reliability coefficient of .88 (principals leadership skills), .76 (qualities expected of teachers) and .89 (impact of secondary school curriculum). The three research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation. Results obtained showed that efficient leadership skills of principals who motivate their staff to put in their best, quality teachers to effectively implement the curriculum among others are needed to equip students with entrepreneurial skills. Conclusions made were that principals' effective leadership, quality teachers and the implementation of the curriculum will lead to skills acquisition for entrepreneurship. Based on the findings, principals with adequate knowledge and skills for leadership, quality teachers and strict implementation of the curriculum were recommended.