Self-Rating of Postgraduate Business Education Students on Acquired ICT and Management Competencies for Handling Entrepreneurship Business Challenges in South-East, Nigeria

Authors

  • Prof. Justina I. Ezenwafor (Ph.D., FABEN, MNIM) Department of Technology and Vocational Education, Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Remigius Nwannebuike Okolochi Department of Technology and Vocational Education, Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Keywords:

Self-rating, postgraduate business education students, competencies, entrepreneurship business challenges.

Abstract

The study on self-rating of postgraduate business education students on their acquired ICT and management competencies for handling entrepreneurship business challenges was necessitated by the need to ensure that the graduates of the programme in South East Nigeria acquire relevant competencies for entrepreneurial success. Two research questions guided the study and four null hypotheses were tested. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population consisted of all 300 postgraduate business education students in all public universities in the area. The entire population was studied because the size was manageable. A 30 items five-point rating scale questionnaire validated by three experts was use for data collection. The test re-test was used to establish the reliability of the instrument using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient and reliability coefficient values of 0.81 and 0.88 with an overall coefficient value of 0.85 were obtained. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions determine the closeness of the respondents meanwhile analysis of variance (ANOVA) and t-test were used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.
The findings revealed that ICT and management competencies were much acquired by the subjects for handling entrepreneurship business challenges in South East Nigeria. Programme type and gender significantly influenced the respondents’ mean ratings on ICT competencies but did not significantly influence their mean ratings on management competencies.
Based on the findings, it was concluded that, relatively, the postgraduate business education students used for the study have suitably acquired ICT and management competencies to be able to successfully run entrepreneurship ventures and handled related challenges. It was, therefore recommended among others that, government of states in the south east should provide financial aids for graduates of Business Education for entrepreneurship ventures.

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Published

2021-07-25

How to Cite

Prof. Justina I. Ezenwafor (Ph.D., FABEN, MNIM), & Remigius Nwannebuike Okolochi. (2021). Self-Rating of Postgraduate Business Education Students on Acquired ICT and Management Competencies for Handling Entrepreneurship Business Challenges in South-East, Nigeria. International Journal of Recent Innovations in Academic Research, 5(7), 45–55. Retrieved from https://ijriar.com/index.php/ijriar/article/view/93