Hamidu Dahiru Hauwa’u


This paper examined the influence of business education curriculum content on acquisition of employability skills among graduates of office technology management in Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, Borno State. The study adopted survey research design involving the use of questionnaire. One research question and hypothesis guided the study. The population for the study was 273 office technology management graduates of 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic sessions in Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri. A total of 82 sample was purposively selected using convenient sampling technique. A four-point rating scale structured questionnaire titled: Influence of Curriculum Content on Acquisition of Employability Skills Among Graduates of Office Technology Management Questionnaire (ICCAESGOTMQ) and was validated by two research methodology experts in Faculty of Education, University of Maiduguri. The reliability estimates of .82 was achieved for the instrument using Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient after a pilot test, and each of the items was assigned four responses options of Highly Influenced, (HI-4points), Moderately Influenced (MI-3points), Slightly Influenced (SI-2points) and Not Influenced (NI-1points). The instrument was administered personally by the researcher. Mean was used to answer the research question while the standard deviation was used to determine the closeness of or otherwise of the responses from the mean. Independent sample t-test was used to test the hypothesis at .05 level of significance. The study revealed that office technology and management curriculum content significantly influenced acquisition of employability skills among graduates of office technology management, and there was no significant difference in mean responses of male and female graduates of office technology and management in Borno State on the extent of influence of office technology and management curriculum content on acquisition employability skills. The study recommended that office technology and management curriculum content should be redefined to includes skills of ICT era that will match the demand global labour market.


Keywords: Office Technology Management, Curriculum Content, Employability Skills, Graduates and Labour Market


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