By Jennifer Uzoamaka Duruamaku-Dim
The study examined teachers’ characteristics and entrepreneurship counselling in secondary schools in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State. The study was guided by three null hypotheses formulated in line with the specific objectives of the study. The ex-post facto research design was adopted; the population included 1,419 public secondary school teachers distributed across 88 public secondary schools. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting 25% of the schools while purposive sampling technique was adopted in selecting the available 512 teachers in the 22 selected secondary schools. Teachers’ Characteristics and Entrepreneurship Counselling Questionnaire (TCECQ), with split-half reliability coefficient of .873, was the instrument used for data collection. The null hypotheses were tested using independent t-test and one-way analysis of variance. Findings showed that teachers’ marital status significantly influences entrepreneurship counselling in secondary schools. The study also discovered that teachers’ gender and age have no significant influence on entrepreneurship counselling in secondary schools. Based on these f indings, it was recommended amongst others that secondary school teachers, irrespective of gender, should be offered quality retraining opportunities by the three tiers of government to enable them to develop skills that will enable them to render quality entrepreneurship counselling to students.