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  • PROJECT TITLE: EXTENT OF ACCOUNTING LITERACY POSSESSED BY JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS.(A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU EDUCATION ZONE OF ENUGU STATE).
  • DEPARTMENT: ACCOUNTING EDUCATION
  • PRICE: 3000 | CHAPTERS: 5 | PAGES: 57 | FORMAT: Microsoft Word, PDF | | PROJECT DELIVERY: 24hrs Delivery »

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ABSTRACT.

There is a need for everybody to be Accounting literate in the society, and this made us to carry out this project work titled the extent of Accounting literacy possessed by junior secondary science teachers in Enugu education zone. We have five research designs and the area of the study is Enugu education zone. Simple random sampling was used. The sample of the study is made up of 10 schools selected at random from the 27 existing schools in the zone. 50 teachers were selected from the 150 teachers in the zone, that is, 5 teachers from each of the 10 schools sampled.

The main instrument for data collection was questionnaire. The instrument was structured according to strongly agree, agree, disagreed and strongly disagreed. In our study, we find out that the teachers still have along way to go in the world of Accounting

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION.

1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY ………………………………………… 1.

1.2       STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM …………………………………………5.

1.3       PURPOSE OF THE STUDY ………………………………………………… 6.

1.4       SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY ………………………………………….6.

1.5       SCOPE OF THE STUDY ……………………………………………………..7.

1.6       RESEARCH QUESTIONS ……………………………………………………7.

1.7       DEFINITION OF TERMS …………………………………………………….8.

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW.

2.0    INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………………10.

2.1    COMPUTER LITERACY …………………………………………………….10.

2.1:1SOCIAL IMPLICATION OF COMPUTER LITERACY ………………12.

2.2    COMPUTER AGE …………………………………………………………….14.

2.3    INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ……….15.

2.4    THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPUTER IN EDUCATION …………….16.

2.5    THE MAJOR COMPONENT PARTS OF COMPUTER ………………17.

2.6    DATA PROCESSING…………………………………………………………22.

2.7    APPLICATION OF SOFTWARE ………………………………………….23.

2.8    SUMMARY OF REVIEWED LITERATURE …………………………….24.

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODS.

3.0    INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………………….25.

3.1    DESIGN OF THE STUDY ………………………………………………….25.

3.2    AREA OF THE STUDY ……………………………………………………..26.

3.3    POPULATION OF THE STUDY ………………………………………….26.

3.4    SAMPLE AND SAMPLING TECHNIQUES …………………………….27.

3.5    INTRODUCTION FOR DATA COLLECTION …………………………27.

3.6    VALIDATION OF THE INSTRUMENT …………………………………27.

3.7    RELIABILITY OF THE INSTRUMENT …………………………………27.

3.8    METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION ……………………………………28.

3.9    METHOD OF DATA ANALYSIS …………………………………………28.

CHAPTER FOUR.

4.0   PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND SUMMARY OF DATA ……..29.

4.1    RESEARCH QUESTION 1 ……………………………………………….29.

4.2    RESEARCH QUESTION 2 ……………………………………………….32.

4.3    RESEARCH QUESTION 3 ………………………………………………..34.

4.4    RESEARCH QUESTION 4 …………………………………………………36.

4.5    RESEARCH QUESTION 5 …………………………………………………38

CHAPTER FIVE.

5.0    DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, RECOMMENDATION AND SUMMARY………………………………………………………………………41.

5.1    DISCUSSION …………………………………………………………………41.

5.2    CONCLUSION ………………………………………………………………..42.

5.3    RECOMMENDATION ……………………………………………………….43.

5.4    SUMMARY ……………………………………………………………………..44.

REFERENCES. ………………………………………………………………………45.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

This century has witnessed the transformation of the human society from the industrial age to information age. The volume of information that circulates in an economy is now a measure of the level of advancement of any economy. Industries enjoy relative advantage over their competitors if they have monopoly of some classes of business information. Nation is stronger than others because they have more information. It is therefore, not surprising that government and private business organizations invest significant proportion of their budget in information technology. The role accounting plays a central role in the acquisition, processing, storage, dissemination, and use of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information. The use of Accounting has revolutionized the way we do business, study, work, and social activities and so on, as well as continue to touch and change our daily lives in a profound way. So significant is the impact of Accounting that it is regarded as an enabling technology, the facilitator of change and the creator of hitherto unimaginable possibilities.

According to Okolo (2007), the critical analysis of the definition of Accounting, performs three devises that qualify it as a computer;

1.    Receiving input as data.

2.    Processing the received data.

iii.     Providing the processed data as information.

Therefore, a person’s skills in using computer system will largely determine his or her values in workforce in coming decades. Acccounting literacy is already beginning to create a great impact on career opportunities as ordinary literacy did in the past.

Okolo defined Accounting literacy as a way of being able to tell a computer to do what one wants it to do through operation. For one to tell a computer what to do for him or her, the person must understand exactly what he or she wants. Then for the computer to perform the operational task given to it effectively, the operator has to go through the information before he or she could confirm it.

Therefore, for one to be able to instruct the computer to do certain work for him or her, he or she must know and understand Accounting language such as; programming languages. No one can use account without giving it instruction, which is programming it. We should understand that programming skills work together with computer operation from the backbone of Accounting literacy.

Okolo (2007), defined computer as an electronic gadget or device that accepts data as an input and processed the data electronically to produce the desired output or information with the aid of a set of instructions. A computer machine requires some means of accepting data called input port. Somewhere to store the data called memory, somewhere to keep the sequence of operations to be manipulating the data or performing the circulation called the Arithmetic and Logic Unit (ALU) and finally, a method of telling the result of the calculation.

Edafiogho (2007) outlined the different ways information and communication technology (ICT) can be applied to education to include learning, on-line learning, digital literacy, assessment, information literacy and digital virtual library. ICT can be used in education for tele-processing, telephone, database, electronic bulletin board and so on. In teaching and learning especially in secondary schools ICT have been very useful in a variety of ways. A breakdown of the application shows that ICT is needed in the following areas;

1.    Provision of instructional materials that are used in teaching and learning of cumbersome and uninteresting topics.

2.    It also provides opportunity for teachers to have an access to teaching aids used in other parts of the world to understand a concept.

iii.    Provision of ICT in secondary schools helps in improving access to learning opportunities, redress in equalities, improves the quality of learning and delivers long-life learning opportunities.

1.    It helps the teachers and students to access information in their class work and assignment.

2.    It enables teachers to choose from variety teaching and learning experience which the teacher can use to permit instruction in the learners.

1.2   STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

Education is a field in which data processing using computer as an aid of teaching and learning in a classroom, communication that is the use of internet for wide research across the globe and for effective communication to the whole world is necessary.

It is quite essential for both the teachers and students to become Accounting literate in other to enable them cope with the continuous development in the society.

We then, find out that in our educational institution today, both the teachers and students are still ignorant in information technology. For this ignorance, Enugu Education Zone is not left out. They still have second hand information of what is going on in society. There is every reason to ask therefore, what is the extent of Accounting literacy among teachers, precisely science teachers in Enugu Zone?

1.3   PURPOSE OF STUDY

The purpose of this project aims at ascertaining the extent of Accounting literacy possessed by junior secondary school science teachers in Enugu Zone.


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