The Use of Visual Aids in the Teaching of the New Trade Subjects in Senior Secondary Schools in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State (Published)
Visual aids are any visible materials which the teacher uses to make his or her lesson clear, interesting and understandable. This study focused attention on the use of visual aids in the teaching of the new trade subjects in secondary schools. Five research questions were formulated and administered to the trade subject teachers in secondary schools in Ebonyi Local Government Area. On the whole, 50 trade subject teachers drawn from the selected secondary schools responded to the questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed using percentage and frequencies. Te result from the analyzed data showed that: most vocational subject teachers use demonstration method as visual aids when teaching, only primitive and out dated visual aids are available in secondary schools. Most trade teachers do not use visual aids on a daily basis. Finance constitutes the greatest problems confronting the use of visual aids in Ebonyi Local Government Area. Based on the findings, the following recommendations were made; vocational/trade teachers should use field trip as visual aid in teaching, ministry of education should provide adequate visual aids for teaching, government should provide funds etc.