Background to the study

        The role of students to day has developed considerably from being a transmitter of knowledge to encompassing all aspects of the learning and development of the individual students.

The focus is no longer limited to students knowledge and skills but to day also incorporates this over riding aims of the national curriculum which are often related to the students personal development.

Lecturers quality students competence are concepts that are often referred to and frequently applied in different educational contexts without the support of any clear cut definitions with which to determine the specific meaning of such multidimensional concepts. It is essential to define clearly the capacities that, they are related to as this influence the types of data that needs to be collected in order to draw reliable conclusion implications of concepts such as quality and competence will naturally change over time, depending on developments in society and changes in the function and content of schooling.

Whitty (1996) identifies two sets of qualities that characterized a successful professional students professional characteristics professional values and personal relationship as ell as synthesis and application. Professional competencies include knowledge and understanding of children and their learning of subject knowledge, curriculum, the education system and the students role professional competencies also entail skills such as subject application, classroom methodology, classroom management, assessment and recording and undertaking a wider role Medley (1982) and Medley and Shannon (1994) distinguish between three dimensions of student quality, student effective (the degree to which a student achieves desired effects upon students) student competencies the extent to which a student has the knowledge and skills) and students performance (how a student behaves in the process of teaching)

Even though most students in school have a clear notion of their teacher’s different capacities we will still lack information regarding the importance of the student for development to some extent this has been difficult, owing to the main different factors of influence concerned not has one had the necessary methods of analysis at one’s disposal in order to distinguish between different sources of variation among students. Differences in student achievement and social and ethnic background and intellectual capacity (Grosin 2004).

Today the industrial training programme has become a necessary pre-condition for the reward of Nigeria Certificate in Education all College of Education in the country as stipulated by the National Commission for Colleges of Education in the 1996 edition of the minimum standard for all NCE students in school of vocational and technical education.

Danielson (1996) explained that trade and industrial (T & I) students take on numerous roles in order to work effective in their schools. Among their many roles they are program manager. Instructional designers, facilitators of learning and student advisors.

To successfully perform these roles they like all students master a myriad of complex skills that fall into at least four categories Danielson (1996) define these categories as planning and preparation of instruction creating a supportive learning environment engaging the student sin instruction and taking on professional responsibilities outside of and in addition to these in the classroom customarily. New students complete formal training programs through course work worships student teaching and other structured events before they obtain certification or licensure. He formal training programs are designed to produce explicit knowledge (Knight 2002). This knowledge in turn is intended to prepare the new teachers to take on all the roles required of them in their future classroom, and laboratories. Traditional students educators have assumed that teaching skills are learned through formal programs. However, research from corporate training setting that many job skills and learned on the job through more informal methods it is against this background that the research is embarking on this study, to find out the major impacts of industrial training on business studies lecturers competencies.

Statement of the problems

This research project attempts to critically examine the impacts of industrial training on business studies students competencies,  it has been noticed that lack of training programme play a lot of obstacles for business studies students this is because some schools most especially the private schools do not believe in sending business studies students for training purpose in order to improve their competencies in the teaching and learning of the subject matter for the progress of the students and the school at large.

Purpose of the study

The research will explain in details the meaning, history and various important aspect of industrial training of business studies students and their competencies measure in selected colleges of education in Nigeria it will develop the students ability and competencies needed in keeping records for personal and business use the result of this study will provide the basis for effective assisting modifying and reinforcing students attitudes towards industrial training programme. It will also enlighten the business studies students on how to  improve their competencies in the teaching and learning of business studies in he classroom setting.

Research questions

  1. What is the relationship between the level of business studies student’s competences and industrial training?
  2. Can the students attitudes in anyway be responsible for his/her competencies in the process of teaching the subject?
  3. To what extent has the aims and objectives of industrial training help in the development of business education studies?
  4. What are the benefit of industrial training to business studies students?

Research hypotheses

  1. There is no significant relationship between the level of business studies students competencies and industrial training
  2. There is no significant relationship between the business studies student’s attitudes and his/her competency in teaching the subject.
  3. There is no significant relationship between the aims and objectives of industrial training and the development of business studies education.
  4. There is no significant relationship between the benefits of industrial training and business studies students.

Significance of the study

        This study will go along way in looking into the impacts of industrial training of business studies student’s competencies. At the end of the study, the research done will have a positive effect on our business education in the country.

It will enlightened, reinforce the students attitude towards industrial training programme. It will be observed that the study will bring to notice that industrial training will enhance the student in the business study education.

Scope/delimitation of the study

        This research work will be limited to four (4) colleges of education. The reason for this limitation is due to the financial problem, time factors and to avoid population problem and cumbersome.

Limitation of the study

        This study will be limited to the business studies students in the colleges of education.

Operational definition of terms

Learning: This can be seen as a relatively permanent change in human behavior due to experience Olajide and Gbadesere (1988 6-7)

Facilitator: It can be seen as the person who helps a process to take place Honby (1997)

Development: It can be defined as a progressive change in structure or organization Olajide and Gbadesere (1988, 6-7)

Competencies: This can be defined as an ability to do well in a certain or particular thing. Hornby (1997)

Instructional material: it is defined as any medium of communication used by teaches and pupils to advance learning Akinkuotu et (1995)

Educator: This is a person whose job is to teach or educate people Hornby (1997)

Teacher: This is a  person who has acquired knowledge skills and capabilities which enables him to impact knowledge, skills, information, attitudes etc. to an immature or less experience person will learn or believe that he is taught on a rational basis Akinpelu (1990)

Assessment: This can be defined a san opinion or a judgement about a lesson or some thing that has been taught Horn by (1997)

Business: This can be seen as an activities in which different person exchange something of value whether goods or services for mutual gain or profit.

Training: This is the process of preparing somebody or being prepared for a sport or job. Horn by (1995)

Business studies: This is the study that provides knowledge, skill, understanding and attitudes needed to perform in the business world as a producers or consumer of goods and services that business offer Nanassy (1995)

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