Chinwe Sussan Oguejiofor (PhD), Maria Chizoba Onwuna


The study investigated the relationship between business career opportunities and students’ choice of business education career in secondary schools in Anambra State. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The study adopted correlational research design with a population of 147, 208 students in 261 public secondary schools in Anambra State. The sample size of 300 students was selected using stratified proportionate sampling technique. 11 item structured questionnaire face validated by three experts in the field of Business Education and Measurement and Evaluation were \ used for data collection. .Trial-testing was used to obtain the reliability of the instrument and data was analyzed using Cronbach Alpha method which yielded reliability index of 0.79. The Pearson Product Moment correlation was used to answer the research question, and test the null hypothesis at .05 significant level. The analysis was carried out using SPSS version 23.0. Findings showed that business career opportunities have a very high positive relationship On students’ choice of business education career. Based on the findings of the study, the researchers concluded that students’ choice of business education as a career is dependent on their knowledge, of business- opportunities inherent in the programme. It was recommended among others that; Anambra State government through the State Ministry of Education should organize regular career awareness programmes for secondary school’s students to create more awareness on career opportunities inherent in business education programme.


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