Edward Gbadebo Adewole, Abimbola O. Adegbenjo



This study examined business educators’ perception of digital skills required by business education students for job in a changing world. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. One research question was raised in line with the purpose of the study and one hypothesis was formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The population of the study comprises 43 business education lecturers from colleges of education and polytechnics in Oyo State. Twenty-three business educators from colleges of education and 20 business educators from polytechnics in Oyo State. Internal consistency of the research instrument was tested by administering it on 15 business educators in Osun State using Cronbach alpha and a reliability coefficient of 0.84 was obtained. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research question while t-test statistic was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings from the study revealed that business educators agreed that digital skills are highly required by business education students for job in a changing world. The testing of the hypothesis shows that there was no significant difference between the two groups in term of their mean ratings on digital skills required by business education students for job in a changing world. Based on the findings, the study concluded that digital skills are vital for gaining employment opportunities by business education students in a world driven by technology. The researcher recommends among others that regular training and workshops should be designed for business educators by governments and institutions to update their digital skills for seamless transfer of knowledge to students.


Key Words: Business Educators, Digital Skills, Business Education Students, Changing World


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