J. Amesi, M.T Allison


The aim of the study was to ascertain security challenges and instructional delivery among Business Education lecturers in universities in Rivers State. Three specific objectives, research questions and hypotheses respectively were posed and formulated for the study. The study adopted a correlational research design. The population of the study comprised thirty seven Business Education lecturers in Rivers State University (RSU), Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) and University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT). The study sampled the entire population of 37 as it was of manageable size, therefore census sampling technique was adopted. A structured questionnaire titled “Security Challenges Questionnaire (SCQ) which contained information on security challenges and the second instrument was Instructional Delivery among Business Education Lecturers Questionnaire (IDBELQ)” were used as instruments for data collection. The second instrument was designed on a 5 point rating scale of ‘’Strongly Agreed” (SA)-5 points, “Agreed” (A)-4 points, “Undecided” (U)-3 points, “Disagreed” (D)-2 points and “Strongly Disagreed” (SD)-1 point and used to elicit responses from the respondents. Cronbach Alpha was used to establish the reliability coefficient of 0.79 Thirty seven copies of the questionnaire were retrieved and used for the analysis. Data was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Research questions were answered based on the r-value and direction of the correlation coefficient. For hypotheses, the r-value obtained was transformed using t-transformation formula at 0.05 level of significance. The correlation decision adopted in the study is as follows: +0.70 to 0.99 Positive high, + 0.50 to 0.69 Positive moderate + 0.1 to 0.49 Positive low, - 0.70 to -0.99 Negative high, - 0.50 to -0.69 Negative moderate, - 0.1 to -0.49 Negative low. The findings revealed that cultism, kidnapping and armed robbery negatively affect instructional delivery in universities in Rivers State. The researchers therefore recommends amongst others that school security agents should be well equipped with model modern classroom, modern security gadgets such as metal crime detectors to be able to detect cultists under normal school situations, and government at all levels should equip security agents with model modern sophisticated weapons to enable them curb the armed robbery menace ravaging not just our educational system but the nation at large.


Key Words: Security. Challenges, Instructional Delivery, Business Education Lecturers

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