EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS NEEDED TO PREPARE FINAL YEAR DEGREE STUDENTS OF BUSINESS EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL WORK COMPETITION IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Patricia C. Iwu

Abstract


The study focused on employability skills needed to prepare final year business education degree students for global work competition. The population of the study comprised of 244 male and female final year business education degree students from all the tertiary institutions in Imo State. The instrument for data collection was a 13 items questionnaire. Crombach Alpha Statistics was used to ascertain the reliability of the instrument. Hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data collected was analyzed using mean and standard deviation. Result revealed that employability skills identified in this study is substantially needed to prepare the graduates of business education for global work competition. The result also indicated that the identified employability skills are needed to a very great extent to get the graduates of business education fortified to face the global work expectations and challenges. Conclusion was drawn and recommendations proffered among others that business educators should improve and update their knowledge and skills in line with the global work expectations. This will enable them impact same to the business education students to be able to tackle work challenges of the labour market.

 

Key words: Employability skills, needed to prepare, final year degree students, Business education and Global work competition.


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