Joy A. Okeke-Ezeanyanwu (PhD), Sabina Chinonye Nweke


This study determined the strategies for improving employability skills acquisition of business education students in the e-world in tertiary institutions in Anambra State. Two research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. Related literature pertinent to the study were reviewed which exposed the need for the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted using a population of 119 business educators in tertiary institutions in Anambra State. A structured questionnaire developed by the researchers was used for data collection. Cronbach Alpha method was used to establish the reliability of the instrument. The reliability yielded coefficient values of .83 and .91 for the two clustersand an overall reliability value of 0.87. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. Mean was used to answer the research questions and standard deviation was used to explain how the responses of the respondents varied. t-test statistical toolwas used to test the null hypotheses at .05 level of significance. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze data collected. The results showed that business educators agreed on digital literacy and e-portfolio as strategies for improving employability skills acquisition of business education students in tertiary institutions in Anambra State. The results also showed that there was no significant difference in the mean ratings of male and female business educators on the digital literacy and e-portfolio strategies for improving employability skills of business education students in tertiary institutions.  Based on the findings, it was recommended among others, that the use of practical activities should be highly utilized by business educators in teaching so as to equip the students with employability skills for self-employment.


Strategies, employability skills and business education

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