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COVID-19 outbreak has created educational disruptions, and global health concerns that proved very difficult to manage by global health systems. The shutdown of schools across the country, in which the academic year was interrupted, has tremendous effect on the academic syllabus, including the Economics syllabus. It is against this backdrop that this paper investigated the effectiveness of online teaching of Economics to senior secondary school students during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Three research objectives, three research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population consisted of 207 purposively selected respondents. They were made up of 189 SS III students and 18 Economics teachers in all the 9 public senior secondary schools in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja. All the population constituted the sample for the study, using census sampling technique. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 21 SS III Economics students in each of the 9 public senior secondary schools and it was also used to select 2 Economics teachers in each of the schools. A nine items structured questionnaire titled “Online Teaching of Economics during COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown Questionnaire” was used as instrument for data collection. A pilot study was conducted at Government Secondary School Kwali, Abuja. Test-retest method of reliability was used to obtain the internal consistency. The reliability index was obtained through Cronbach’s alpha (0.89). Out of the 207 questionnaires administered, 196 were returned valid, representing 95% success rate. Data collected was imputed into the SPSS (25) software package where descriptive statistics, in the form of tables and bar charts were generated. Chi-square was used to test the hypothesis. P-value of < 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant. The study discovered that Economics

Okere, A. E. (2021)

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