ISSUES AND TRENDS FOR DEVELOPING HUMAN RESOURCES IN TERTIARY BUSINESS EDUCATION FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Patience Amaka Anozie, Josephat Nwafor Onyeagba, Chinyere Rose Ezenwanne, Christy Chinyere Nwagu

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This paper observes that Nigeria's higher educational institutions have fallen short of expectations their products (graduates) lack the skills required by the labour market and this trend results in mass graduate unemployment, since they would have assisted them to be self-reliant. The ever-increasing pace of technological changes in the fields of business and economy generally has rendered the teaching of business skills and the training of skilled manpower ever more challenging. The problem posed by this development is the search for graduates and competent business educators with the knowledge and skills needed by employers of labour in business offices, industry and public sector. The task of producing skilled human resources development for youth empowerment, productivity, and efficiency in society lies with skilled trainers and the quality of the training institutions. The implications of the development of a virile higher-level skilled work force for the economy are critically analysed and recommendations are made to relevant publics, especially the universities and its tutors.

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