1.1 Background of the Study
This chapter 1 deals intensively on the obligation of the secondary school in helping to promoting the full development of the individual morally, socially, intellectually and its contribution on the well being of the society in which he lives.
Further more, the term curriculum of secondary school has been designed to meet the desired objectives of secondary education as stated in the secondary national development plan. These aims broadly stated as follows:-
1. Preparations for useful living in the society
2. Preparations for higher education
To achieve these aims a member of school subject has been introduced into the curriculums in paramount among these subject in economics. Economics in a very important and exciting subject it deals with the day to day activities of man. Knowledge of economics enables students to spend wisely so that with resources at their disposal can be used to minimize their satisfaction. Economics prepares students to contribute positively to their rapid economic development of the nation. It inculcates the spirit of inquiry so that students can base their decision on facts rather than more sentiment. Simply, study of man’s judicious use of his limited resources for the satisfaction on his unlimited wants. The popularity of this subject among secondary school students in evidenced by the increasing number of those who offer it in senior secondary school certificate examination of both WAEC and NECO. In order that student themselves can reap the benefit of studying economics at school; they should be able to organize their learning efficiently. It has been observed that in their bid to do this, students made use of various study habit depend on the teachers teaching methodology. Some prefer taking down notes during classes while others just listen to the teachers and later read their text books, some have private study time tables which they keep to while others prefer reading together and discussing the material studied. What then are problem in teaching economics? In the height of these observation, the researcher has deemed it necessary to investigate the problem and remedies of teaching economics in secondary schools in Enugu East Local Government Area.