PERCEIVED CONSTRAINTS IN THE APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN BUSINESS EDUCATION IN SOUTH-SOUTH UNIVERSITIES, NIGERIA

James Okoro

Abstract


The study assessed perceived constraints in the application of new technologies in Business education in south-south universities, Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study which serves as sample comprises 134 Business education lecturers. A 37-item questionnaire was used for data collection. The face and content validity of the questionnaire was done by three experts in Measurement and Evaluation and four experts inBusiness education at the Delta State University, Abraka. The internal consistency of the instrument was established by administering it to 14 Business education lecturers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. These data were analyzed using Cronbach Alpha which yielded reliability coefficient of 0.88 on research question one, 0.91 on research question two and 0.86 on research question three. Mean and standard deviation were used for analysis of data. The findings on constraints in the application of new technologies in Business education in universities are government-contributed constraints, lecturers-contributed constraints and student-contributed constraints. Among the recommendations are that government should give adequate funding to Business education programme and organize training programmes for lecturers on utilization of modern technologies.

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