A SURVEY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF BASIC TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OYO SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
Ayandele, Abiodun Ayanlola
Basic Technology curriculum was designed to offer pre-requisite knowledge in Junior Secondary School (JSS) to students promoted to Senior Secondary School (SSS) in preparation for 34 trade subjects. Hence, this study assessed the relevance of objectives of the curriculum and the implementation strategies while the adequacy of the teaching resources was examined. The study adopted descriptive survey design of an ex-post facto type. Random sampling technique was employed to select 9 out of 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Oyo South Senatorial district. 4 JSS were randomly selected from each of the 9 LGAs totaling 36 JSS. All the 260 teaching staff of the 36 JSS was purposively selected. 50% of the JSS III in each of the 36 JSS were randomly selected making a total of 664 students. All the 41 inspectors of education covering JSS in 11 LGAs under study were purposively selected. The grand total of sampled participants is 965. A validated instrument tag Implementation of Basic Technology Curriculum Questionnaire (SIBTCQ) (0.79) was used to collect data. Data were analysed with the use of descriptive statistical tool of frequency and percentage count. The findings revealed that majority of the stakeholders perceived objectives of Basic Technology curriculum to be relevant to societal needs. The result also showed that adequate implementation strategies were put in place in JSS as perceived by the majority of the stakeholders. However, majority of the stakeholders perceived material resources as not being adequately supplied both human and non-human. Hence, it is recommended that the school authorities need to supply basic material resources to JSS for effective implementation of Basic Technology Curriculum.