Administrative and Academic Challenges, Curriculum Implementation, Financial Accounting, 21st Century
Francis, Dr. Nkeiruka Princess
This research was carried out to assess the Administrative and Academic Challenges in the Implementation of Financial Accounting Curriculum in the 21st Century in Secondary Schools in Owerri Education Zone of Imo State. The purpose and objectives of the study was to assess the administrative challenges faced by principals and academic challenges faced by teachers and students in the implementation of Accounting Curriculum and in learning the subject. The research adopted a descriptive survey design. Target population comprised of 120 Principals, 150 Financial Accounting teachers and 8003 SSS II students. The total population for the study was 8273. The sample comprised of 10% representatives each. 10% of 120 Principals is 12, 10% of 150 teachers is 15 while 10% of 8,003 students is 803. To ensure uniformity, purposive sampling technique was used. Instrument for data collection was questionnaires developed by the researcher. Findings revealed that the time allocated for teaching Financial Accounting is inadequate, there is inadequate teaching aids like computers and textbooks, shortage of teachers and physical facilities, Abstractness and broad content among others. In view of the finding, it is recommended among others that government should employ more qualified Accounting teachers, allocation of more time and fund, etc.