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This study seeks to evaluate the equipment for teaching of business studies in Public Junior Secondary Schools in Enugu North Local Government Area. It adopts the survey design. Two research questions and one hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance were used. Population and sample consisted of 82 business studies teachers and principals. A validated questionnaire with coefficients of 0.86 and 0.90 was used for data collection. Mean, standard deviation and z-test were used for analysis. Findings showed that business studies equipment needed for effective teaching and learning of business studies are mostly not available, the available ones are grossly inadequate in most schools. Gender has no significant effect in the respondents mean ratings on the adequacy of equipment for teaching of business studies. The researcher concludes that students will acquire more theoretical knowledge than the practical skills required of them since the equipment that will be used for hands-on experience are not available. Based on the findings and conclusion, it is recommended, among others, that the state government should make provision for the supply of business studies equipment to the schools. Parents Teachers Association should assist in the provision of some of these equipment needed for the teaching and learning of business studies.
Key words: Evaluation, equipment, business studies, Junior Secondary Schools.
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