Perception of secondary school teachers on the know about business (KAB) program in senior secondary school in Botswana
Rantoba, Johannes L
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The purpose of this research is to investigate the perceptions of secondary school teachers on the Know About Business (KAB) programme in Botswana. They study adopted a survey as its research design. Data was gathered from one hundred and three Know About Business (KAB) teachers in selected secondary schools in Botswana. The sampling technique used was simple random sampling. A questionnaire was used as an instrument to collect data. A computer aided statistical analysis was used to analyse data. The findings of this study reveal that Know About Business (KAB) is taught by majority of male teachers who have degrees in education with 5 years experience and they specialize in other subjects that are not related to business. All these teachers have trained for only two weeks. The time teachers take to teach know About Business (KAB) is not enough to give them the skills they need. The teaching period allocated to Know About Business (KAB) is not enough and its policies are not plan1ned. The programme therefore does benefit the school and other subjects due to its badly planned policies. The programme ties with other programmes at tertiary level, this should start at primary school level and should be done only by those who have interest in it. It should be taught and/or coordinated by those who teach business related subjects and those who volunteer to teach it should given incentives to motivate them. It is recommended that the training for teachers should be longer than two weeks and the teaching time in schools should also be increased to more than two periods a week. Its policies should be well planned. The subject should be examinable. It shouId be coordinated by the Business Studies Department in schools and must be infused into other subjects in order to show students how they can merge their skills.