MONEY GRAM E-PAYMENT SKILLS NEEDED BY BUSINESS EDUCATION GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT IN SELECTED COMMERCIAL BANKS IN KOGI STATE

Ammeh Daniel Salifu

Abstract


This study ascertained the Money Gram e-payment skills required by business education graduates for employment in selected commercial banks in Kogi State. The population of the study comprised all the 56 business educators in the four tertiary institutions in Kogi State offering business education and Office Technology and Management (OTM) programmes. One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. A 15-item questionnaire was used to elicit responses from business educators in Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa and Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja. Out of the 56 copies of the questionnaire distributed, only 41 copies were completed and returned. The research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation while t-test was used to test the hypothesis. The respondents agreed that all the items listed were Money Gram e-payment skills needed by business educators for employment in selected commercial banks in Kogi State. The t-test analysis equally showed that the null hypothesis was accepted by respondents as not significant. The researcher concluded that adequate business education programme will help to provide the needed Money Gram e-payment skills for employment of Business Education graduates in commercial banks in Kogi State. The researcher recommended that business education curriculum must contain cognate skills that will prepare the recipients to be employable in commercial banks in view of modern technological advancements.

 Keywords: E-payment, Business Education, Employment, Commercial Banks, Money Gram


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