This study is on the assessment of SIWES relevance to business education programme objectives. The total population for the study is 200 staff of Emmanuel Alayande College of education Oyo, Oyo state. The researcher used questionnaires as the instrument for the data collection. Descriptive Survey research design was adopted for this study. A total of 133 respondents made heads of department, secretaries, senior lecturers and junior lecturers were used for the study. The data collected were presented in tables and analyzed using simple percentages and frequencies
- Background of the study
The level of development of a country is often considered to be an offshoot of the nature of her educational system and programme. This point is true to the extent that the technological objectives of a nation are usually rooted in the educational objectives and programmes of the country. Thus, education for development is a veritable instrument for socio-economic emancipation and economic self-reliance of every country. The level of technological development and skill acquisition has become the basis for determining social, economic and industrial development. Adequate skill acquisition training programmes through technical vocation education (TVE) holds the key to development and economic survival of a nation.
At the lower level business education can be described as a vocational course, an encompassing programme which equips its recipients with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to succeed in whatever business endeavours they may engage in. In other words, business education goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge for scientific and technical qualification but equips recipients for their work in industry, commerce, central or local government (BEC 1975). Business education may also be referred to an educational process or content which has its primary aim of preparing individuals for roles in business enterprises; either as employees, entrepreneur/employer or simply as self-employed. (Anao, 1986).
Business education represents a broad spectrum of disciplines that are offered in elementary, secondary and post secondary. Specifically, business education is offered at three levels in tertiary institution in Nigeria namely; universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. These institutions have the aim of equipping the products of secondary education and developing them into middle and high level manpower for diverse areas of the economy. The general objective of business education as outlined in the pre-vocational curriculum volume 2 (Fed. Min. of Education, 1984) are as follows:
a. acquire basic knowledge of business studies.