JSS1 Business Studies Scheme of Work for First Term

The table below is the JSS1 Business Studies Scheme of Work for First Term

Developed by the

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)

to Business Studies
Business Studies:

i. Meaning

ii. Importance

iii. Components

– Office Practice
– Commerce
– Bookkeeping
– Keyboarding

iv. Career Opportunities


– Explains the meaning of business studies
– Leads students to identify the components of
business studies.
– Guides discussion of the importance of and
career opportunities in Business Studies.
2The OfficeAn Office:

i. Meaning

ii. Types:
– Small Office
– Large Office

iii. Functions

iv. The different offices is an


– Leads discussion on the meaning of an office.
– Guides discussion on types of offices.
– Explains Functions of an office.
– Asks Students to list the offices in the school.
– Takes students to visit different offices in their
3.Office Staff1. Clerical staff:

i. Meaning

ii. Functions

iii. Qualities

2. Confidentiality of office information


– Explains the meaning of Clerical staff.
– Group discussion on functions of a clerical staff
and qualitites of a clerical staff.
– Take the students to visit a clerical staff
at work.
– Explains the need for keeping information
confidential in the office.
– Write short notes on the chalkboard.
4.Workshop Safety
– Workshop Safety Rules & Regulations


– Explain safety rules and regulations
5.Right Attitude to work1. Punctuality and regularity:

i. Meaning

ii. Attributes:

– Commitment
– Interest
– Promptness
– Consistency
– Reward
– Sanctions

2. Devotion of duty:

– Meaning of devotion to duty
– effect on productivity and development


– Guides discussion on:
(a) Punctuality & Regularity
(b) Punctuality & Regularity resulting in
high performance
(c) rewards & sanctions

– Invites Guest to talk on punctuality and
regularity at school, at work, etc.
– Guides discussion on the meaning of devotion
to duty.
– Explains the effects on productivity
and development.
6.The Departments
in and office/ organization
1. Various departments in an organization:

– Administrative
– Purchasing
– Accounting
– Sales
– Personnel
– Transport

2. Functions of the various departments


– Guides discussions on various departments
in an organization
– Organizes a visit for Students to see these
functions of the various departments in
an organization.
– Asks Students questions on what they
saw during the visit.
– Write notes on the chalkboard.
7.Introduction to
1. Commerce

– Meaning
– Importance

2. Activities which aid Commerce


– Explains Commerce as trade and aids
to trade.
– Leads discussion on different aids to
– Explains the importance of these aids to
commercial activities.
– Uses a chart to explain trade and aids
to trade.
– Arranges to visit one aid commerce.
– Writes notes on the chalkboard for the
students to copy.
8.Divisions of

– Divisions
(a) Home Trade
(b) Foreign Trade


i. Home Trade
– Wholesale
– Retail

ii. Foreign Trade

– Import
– Export


– Explains the divisions of commerce.
– Draws a diagram showing the division of
– Leads Students to mention products
involved in home and foreign trade.
9.Production1. Production

– Meaning
– Types
(a) Extractive
(b) Manufacturing
(c) Construction

(a) Trade
(b) Aids to Trade


2. Effects of production on
the environment/society


– Illustrates on a chart showing types
of production.
– Leads discussion on the effects of
production on the environment/society.
– Arranges a visit to a carpentry shop,
a hair salon, and a garden.
10Factors of
1. Factors of production

– Land
– Labour
– Capital
– Entrepreneur


– Leads discussion on factors of
production giving examples.
– Writes short notes on factors
of production.
– Gives assignment on factors of
production required to set up any


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