Dr Eunice N. Ajuluchukwu & Patricia Olom
The study adopted survey research design to determine the influence of teachers’ skills on business studies students’ academic performance in secondary schools in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. The study was guided by two research questions and two null hypotheses. The population of the study comprised 500 JSS III students in 23 secondary schools in the area of study, while 150 JSS III students chosen from ten secondary schools selected using simple random sampling technique served as the sample. The instruments used for data collection were “business studies students’ rating of their teachers’ questionnaire” and a test on business studies. The instruments were validated by three experts. The reliability coefficients of the instruments were .87 and .85 for the questionnaire and test respectively. The research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation while the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance, using simple linear regression analysis. The result of the analyses showed, among others, that teachers’ communication skills and classroom management skills influence business studies students’ academic performance. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among others, that teachers should be encouraged to attend workshops to enhance their skills in line with modern trends in education.