PRIVATE SECTORS’ PARTNERSHIP WITH NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS: THE POSITIVE WAY FOR TRAINING RELIABLE AND VIABLE BUSINESS EDUCATION GRADUATES

Anthonia Ngozi Umezulike Maben (PhD), Anthonia Chy Okoye Maben (PhD)

Abstract


Business education is a specialized education programme known for training business educators/teachers of future businessmen, managers/chief executives, entrepreneurs, data processors/computer analysts, distributors, and accountants etc who become key role players in the national and global economic development. It perturbs the researchers that majority of our tertiary institutions do not have the adequate modern facilities and enough manpower that will ensure for adequate training of reliable and viable business educators on graduation. This paper therefore proffer the urgent need for the private sectors to partner with tertiary institutions by assisting them in providing the necessary modern teaching gadgets/facilities and also make their establishment available for business education undergraduates to familiarize their learning experiences in the school with what are obtainable in the labour  market and automation offices. The study was a survey and was carried out among forty-eight business educators in the four public tertiary institutions in Anambra State. Three research questions and one null hypothesis were developed to guide the study. Data collected in course of the study were analyzed using mean ratings and t-test inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed among other things that private sectors partnership with institutions of higher learning will go a long way in training resourceful, innovation and viable business education graduates thereby help in reducing high rate of youths’ unemployment, youths’ restiveness and other social vices. It was recommended that private business executives in collaboration with tertiary institutions’ management shall arrange for an annual talents’ exhibition where undergraduate should be allowed to show case their intellectual abilities in establishing and running successful personal business ventures, by receiving immediate financial support from any of the business magnets if he/she is able to prove his/her talents.


Keywords


Private sectors, partnership, tertiary institutions positive, reliable, viable, business Education, Graduates.

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