This research was carried out on the effects of lecture-time on academic performance of business education students in accounting in colleges of education in north-east geo-political zone, Nigeria. The study was necessitated by the continuous decline in the performance of students in accounting in colleges of education of north-east geo-political zone, Nigeria. Three (3) research questions were raised to guide the study while three null hypotheses were formulated and tested.
The study adopted quasi-experimental research design with pre-test and post-test. The population comprised one thousand one hundred and twenty two (1,122) NCE II students of all the seven colleges of education offering business education in north east geo-political zone of Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was used to select ninety (90) students. In the course of collecting data for the study, the respondents were exposed to morning, afternoon and evening lectures. Financial Accounting Evaluation Test (FAET) and Financial Accounting Achievement Test (FAAT) were the instruments used in data collection. Mean and standard deviation were used in answering the research questions; linear logistic regression was used in testing null hypotheses 1-3 at 0.05 level of significance. From the result of the study, all the three null hypotheses were rejected.
The summary of the result showed that morning lecture had the strongest effect then the evening lecture which has moderate effect and afternoon lecture with weak effects on academic performance of business education students in accounting in colleges of education in north east geo-political zone of Nigeria. It was concluded that teaching and learning of financial accounting in colleges of education is better and more effective in the morning or evening time. Based on the findings of this study, three recommendations were made, among which is that National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), school administrators, business education curriculum planners as well as schools timetable committees should ensure that all accounting lectures are fixed in the morning or evening time.
1.1 Background to the Study
Business education as a discipline is expected to expose its recipients to a diversifiedcurricula and instructional approaches in line with content and structure. Hence, it is that type of education that would inculcate in its recipients knowledge, values, attitudes and skills that are required in the business world. This is a means of producing a healthy, literate self-reliant citizen that would create wealth for human development, when they become self-employed, thereby resulting to sustainable national development at large. Business education is primarily an integral part of vocational and technical education. It is a training system that encourages the beneficiary to acquire skills that would fit him/her into the world of work.
EFFECTS OF LECTURE TIME ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN ACCOUNTING IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NORTH-EAST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE, NIGERIA