Anthonia Chinyere Okoye (PhD), Maria Chizoba Onwuna


The need to improve the standard of business education programme necessitated this study. The study ascertained standardization challenges facing business education programme in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted survey research design, and 111 business educators from four public tertiary institutions offering business education programme in Anambra State were studied without sampling. A-14 items structured questionnaire validated by three experts in the field of Business Education and Measurement and Evaluation Unit was used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was established using trial-test while Cronbach alpha formula was used to calculate the correlation coefficient which yielded coefficient values of 0.79 and 0.84 for section A and B respectively with an overall value of 0.82 obtained.  Data collected was analyzed using mean and standard deviation while t-test was used to test the null hypothesis at.05 level of significance. Findings showed that respondents agree that business education programme in tertiary institutions in Anambra State are facing curriculum, and accreditation/supervision standardization challenges. Type of institution was not a significant factor on business educators’ responses in this regard. Based on the findings of the study, the researcher concluded that business education programme despite its immense progress still faces challenges of standardization in Nigerian tertiary institutions. It was recommended among others that; business education administrators should get business organizations more involved in reviewing the curriculum of the programme to improve its relevance to the labour market. 


Business Education, Standardization, Tertiary Institutions

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