Peter Clinton Ogwunte, Ph.D, Vivian Agburuga, George Ogor Abung


The study Assessed the availability and utilization of digital resources for entrepreneurship skills acquisition in business education in universities in Rivers State. Two (2) specific objectives, two research questions were posed and two corresponding null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 30 Business Education lecturers from Rivers State University and 11 Business Education lecturers from Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, making a total population of 41. The entire population was studied using the purposive sampling techniques. The instrument for data collection was a self-structured Digital Resources Checklist (DRC) and Digital Resources Utilization Questionnaire (DRUQ) containing 24 item-statements. The questionnaire was designed on a 4-point rating scale of Very Much Available (VMA-4points), Available (A-3points), Somewhat Available (SWA – 2points), Unavailable (UA – 1 point) for research question one and Very High Extent (VHE – 4points), High Extent (HE – 3points), Moderate Extent (ME – 2points) and Low Extent (LE – 1 point) for research question two respectively. The instruments ere face and content validated by three experts: two in the field of Business Education and one in Measurement and Evaluation all in the Faculty of Education, Rivers State University. The reliability of the instrument was computed using Cronbach Alpha formula which yielded an aggregate reliability co-efficient of 0.82 for the two clusters. The mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test statistics was used to test hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.   Finding of the study revealed that digital resources were not adequately available for teaching entrepreneurship in business education in universities in Rivers State. Based on the findings, the researchers concluded that level of availability and utilization of digital resources for teaching entrepreneurship in business education in universities in Rivers State is not adequate for equipping students for entrepreneurial success on graduation. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that administrators of universities in Rivers State should be encouraged to undertake fund raising activities, the funds of which should be judiciously used to procure adequate digital resources to enhance effective teaching of entrepreneurship in business education.


Keywords: Availability, Business Education, Digital Resources, Entrepreneurship, Utilization 

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