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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 7(3) pp. 026-031, March, 2019

Copyright © 2018 Merit Research Journals

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2616863

Original Research Article

The status of business education in promoting reliable and sound economic growth in the oil sector in Delta State


*1Oguejiofor Chinwe Sussan Ph.D and 2Umeh Ugonwa F. Ph.D


1Department of Vocational Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State
2Department of Business Education, Madonna University Nigeria

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: chysussyogu@gmail.com

Accepted March 25, 2019




The status of business education in promoting reliable and sound economic growth in the oil sector in Delta State is the focus of this study. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design and a simple random sampling technique was used to select 80 respondents from 290 staff. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire. The data collected was presented and analyzed using statistical mean scores while the null hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics at 0.05 level of significance. It was revealed that business education creates employment opportunities that contributes to sustainable economic growth. It was also revealed that business education have enormous economic potential and benefit that can lead to economic growth. Based on the findings and the implications of the study, conclusions were drawn and recommendations were made. It was recommended that experts in business education should be immediately drafted into the curriculum review to ensure that the contents to be recommended and taught are in tandem to what is obtainable in the modern day organization practices to deliver national transformation assurances. There should be adequate funding for Business education and that teaching of business education should be left exclusively to the business educators only.

Keywords: Business Education, Economic Development, Oil Sector and Delta State












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