Ammeh Daniel Salifu


This study focused on competencies useful to business educators for effectiveness in ICT related businesses in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State. There was one research question in carrying out the study. The population for the study comprised 134 business educators drawn from conventional secondary schools and UBE Junior Secondary Schools where business educators teach business subjects. The researcher used a structured questionnaire to elicit information from the respondents. The questionnaire contained 21 items carefully designed to provide answers to the research question. A 4-point rating scalewas used to score the responses of the respondents with 2.50 set as the boundary limit. The data collected was analyzed with the use of mean (X) statistical tool. All the items that had mean ratings of 2.50 and above were considered useful while those with mean ratings of below 2.50 were considered not useful to business educators for effectiveness in ICT related businesses in the study area. The result was shown in a single table of findings. Results further indicate that business educators' knowledge of business plan designs, business SWOT Assessment, ability to identify close competitors, ability to provide customers' needs among others were accepted as competences useful to business educators for effectiveness in ICT related businesses in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State. The researcher recommended that business educators wishing to be effective in ICT related businesses should take their good time to study their business environment as well as the psychology of the customers.

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