ASSESSMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS AMONG BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA
Akindahunsi Yemisi Olajumoke , Dr. Haruna Alhaji Jibrin, Malan Patience Ukaiko
Teachers, Termez branch of the Tashkent Medical Academy
The study examined the information technology employability skills of tertiary institutions Business Education students in Ekiti State. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. The population was 500 Business Education students out of which 100 final year were sample using simple random sampling technique. A self-design 23-item questionnaire titled â€˜Information Technology Employability Skills of Business Education Studentsâ€™ was used to collect data for the study. The instrument was constructed on 4-point scale. The instrument was validated by two experts. The reliability of the instrument was established using split-half method and its coefficient was 0.79. The research questions raised were answered using mean scores and standard deviation and hypotheses formulated were tested using t-test and ANOVA at 0.05 level of significance. Any item with a mean score greater than or equal to 2.50 suggests agreed and any mean below 2.50 suggest disagreed. The study revealed that Business Education students in College of Education, Ikere Ekiti and University of Nigeria, Nsukka Ikere campus possessed information technology skills required for employability. The result further shows that there is significant difference between College of Education and University Business Education students in the possession of information technology skills. The study also revealed that there is a significant difference in information technological skills possessed by Business Education student based on the areas of specialization. The study concluded that Business Education students have required information technology skills for employability. The study therefore recommended that Business Education Department should be more equipped with information technology facilities to enable students acquire more Information technology skills before graduating and Business Education programme should be promoted by government and all stakeholders in the field of Education.
Keywords: Business Education, Information Technology, Employment, Employability, Skills.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)
Published on : 2021-05-17