Assessment of Staff Perceived Effectiveness of Mathematics as a Tool for Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition among Students in Public Tertiary Institutions in Cross River State

Eugene Onor Etta


The study was carried out to assess staff perceived effectiveness of Mathematics as a tool for entrepreneurial skills acquisition among students in tertiary institutions in Cross River state. It was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. Ex post facto design was adopted for this study. A sample size of 987 academic staff which was 10% of the population was drawn using stratified random and purposive sampling techniques from a population of 9,872 academic staff. A researcher developed instrument called “Assessment of Mathematics Effectiveness in Entrepreneurship Scale” (AMEES) was used for collecting data for analyses. The validation was carried out by experts in Measurement and Evaluation, while the reliability was established using Cronbach alpha reliability estimate. The coefficient of the sub scale was 0.88. Data collected were subjected to statistical treatment using population t-test and independent t-test statistical technique and the result showed, among others, that the extent of academic staff perceived effectiveness of mathematics as a veritable tool for enhancing entrepreneurial skills among students is significantly high. Based on the findings it was recommended, among others, that teachers with strong mathematical background should be used in teaching entrepreneurship education.

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