STRATEGIES FOR REPOSITIONING BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAMMES IN AN ERA OF ECONOMIC RECESSION THROUGH INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH EAST, NIGERIA
Keywords:Business Education, Information Communication Technology, economic recession
The work was aimed at determining the strategies for repositioning business education programme in an era of economic recession through ICT in universities in South East in an era of economic recession. Two research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses in line with the purpose of the study. The study adopted a survey research design. The population for the study was 68 business educators in the nine universities in South East. There was no sampling because of the manageable size of the population. The instrument used for data collection was 18 – item questionnaire items developed by the researchers. The instrument was validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha and the overall reliability index yielded 0.87. Mean with standard deviation was used to answer research questions and t-test statistic was used to test null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significant. The results of the analysis showed that both curriculum and institutional strategies are essential for repositioning because education in an era of economic recession through ICT in Universities in South-East. Based on the findings, it was recommended that business education curriculum development should be used on the issues and trends in ICT. Adequate ICT facilities should be provided by authority concern to enhance business education programme.