IMPROVING BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAMME THROUGH SCHOOL-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION FOR CAPACITY BUILDING IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Charity U. Iwuoha, Chioma B. Peters

Abstract


The study was designed to determine strategies for improving business education programme through school-industry collaboration for capacity building in Imo State. Two research questions were developed for the study with two null hypotheses that was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The population of the study consisted of 41 business education teachers from tertiary institution in Imo State. There was no sampling because the population size was manageable. A four point rating scale validated questionnaire with reliability coefficient of 0.76 was used to collect data for the study. Mean was used to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the null hypotheses. The findings of the study showed among other things that school-industry collaboration programmes are ineffective and poorly utilized in business education programme for capacity building. It was recommended that government, tertiary institution authorities and business educators should establish contact and partner with industries so as to improve business education programme for capacity building.

 

Key words: business education, school-industry collaboration, capacity building


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