Chinwe Sussan Oguejiofor (PhD), Amaka Martha Ikedimma


The need to ensure better productivity of business education graduates necessitated this study. The study determined extent internet information search competencies are required of business education graduates for better productivity in Anambra State. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The design of the study was descriptive survey with a population of 268 managers of business organizations in Anambra State studied without sampling. A structured questionnaire containing 21 items validated by three experts in the field of business education and measurement and evaluation were used for data collection. Trial testing was used to establish the reliability of the instrument and Cronbach alpha formula was used to calculate the internal consistency of the instrument in providing positive information to the study, the result was .84 and .87 for clusters B1 and B2. Two Hundred and fifty five duly completed copies of the instrument were retrieved and used for data analysis. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions and to determine the homogeneity of the respondents’ ratings respectively while the t-test was used to test the hypotheses at .05 level of significant. Findings revealed that internet information search and internet safety competencies are highly required of business education graduates for better productivity by employers of labour in Anambra State. The findings also showed that ownership of business organization and business location were not significant factors on ratings of employers of labours on internet information search and internet safety competencies required of business education graduates for better productivity.  Based on the findings of this study, the researchers concluded that the two internet- related competencies covered are very important for better productivity in business organizations. It was recommended among others that, federal and state governments should seriously support tertiary institutions to procure internet technologies for business education departments to aid effective teaching of internet competencies to business education students.


internet information search competencies, Internet Safety Competencies, Business Education Graduates, Better Productivity

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