ORGANIZATION AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS REQUIRED OF BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS FOR JOB PERFORMANCE IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH EAST, NIGERIA

Charity Nneka Emeasoba, Augustina Ngozi Nmuo, Aishatu Ngozi Ezeani

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The study sought to assess the organization and leadership skills required of business education students for job performance in universities in South East, Nigeria. It adopts the descriptive survey design. Two research questions and two hypotheses tested at .05 level of significance were used. Population consisted of 77Business Educators in universities in South East, Nigeria.. A validated questionnaire with reliability coefficients of 0.82 was used for data collection. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze research questions while t-test was used to test thehypotheses. Based on the data analysis, it was found that the itemized organisation skills and leadership skills were required by business education students for job performance. The findings of the study showed that there is no significant difference between the mean ratings of male and female business education lecturers on the identified organisation and leadership skills required of business education students for job performance. Recommendations were made among which include; business education lecturers should expose business education students to activities that will enable them develop organisation and leadership skills to enable them fit into the world of work, curriculum planners should integrate the organization and leadership skills in business education curriculum at University level so that students will learn these skills for job performance after graduation.

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