Chinwe Sussan Oguejiofor (PhD), Daniel Osamwonyi Iyoha (PhD)


The study examined  the  promotion  of employability  skills among  business education   graduates   in  Delta  State   and   its’  implication  for  knowledge transfer  and  global  competitiveness.   Two  research   questions  guided  the study  while two  null  hypotheses   were  tested  at  .05  level of  significance. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population  of the study comprised  86 business educators  from tertiary institutions in Delta State. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. The instrument  was  validated by three  experts.  Cronbach  Alpha  Statistics was used   to  ascertain   the  reliability  of  the  instrument   which  yielded  alpha reliability coefficient of 0.82. Data collected to answer the research questions were  analyzed  using  mean  and  standard   deviation  while the  hypotheses were tested using independent t-test. Result revealed that knowledge transfer for employability in the study is fundamentally  required  to prepare  business education  graduates  for global  work competition.  The  result also  showed that the identified employability skills are required to a high extent to get the graduates    of   business   education    equipped    to   face   the   global   work expectations  and  challenges.  Conclusion  was drawn  and  recommendations proffered   among   others   that   Business  education   curriculum   should   be widened  to  accommodate more  maximum  practical skills and  knowledge than  theories  to  enable  learners  acquire  employability  skills required  for global competitiveness


Knowledge transfer, Employability skills, Business Education graduates, Global and Competitiveness

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