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February 2018 Vol.6 No.2

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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 6(2) pp. 043-053, February, 2018

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Original Research Article

Training Needs of Business Educators and Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition by Business Education Undergraduates for Sustainable Development


Nwaukwa Faith Chukwudi*, Iloeje Ebere, Nzeh Obianuju Ann and Nwagu Eucheria Chinwemma


Department of Vocational Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: nwaukwafaith@yahoo.com

Accepted February 21, 2018




This study determined the training needs and skill gaps of business educators in tertiary institutions in Anambra State. Two research questions guided the study and four null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design of the study was descriptive survey and 95 (44 male and 55 female) business educators in tertiary institutions in Anambra State offering the programme were studied without sampling. A structured questionnaire titled “Training Needs of Business Educators for Entrepreneurship Skills (TNBEES) was used for data collection. The questionnaire was a 5-point Likert type scale containing 28 items in two clusters and validated by experts in Business Education and Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was determined using Cronbach’s Alpha method which yielded values of 0.91 and 0.73 for the two clusters and overall value of 0.81. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze data to answer the research questions and determine the cohesiveness or otherwise of respondents’ mean ratings. The t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to test the null hypotheses. The findings revealed that business educators lowly applied pedagogical and ICT skills for equipping undergraduates with entrepreneurship skills. Gender did not significantly influence the respondents’ mean ratings in all the contents covered while years of teaching experience significantly influence respondents’ mean ratings on the contents covered. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that, the knowledge and skill gaps identified in the study should be packaged into training modules for in-service training, workshops, seminars and conferences for business educators in Anambra State to build their capacity to apply pedagogical and ICT skills in instructional delivery. Government also should improve the provision of ICT infrastructures and other equipment to all tertiary institutions in Anambra State to enable business educators utilize them in teaching.

Keywords: Training Needs, Business Education, Entrepreneurship Skills, Sustainable Development












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