Business education university undergraduate curriculum and students’ empowerment for poverty eradication in South-west, Nigeria
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Institute of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
The prevailing occurrences of youth and graduates unemployment and diverse societal crises in Nigeria have necessitated the urgency of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030) through quality education. Hence, this study aimed at examining the capability of Business Education undergraduate curriculum in empowering undergraduates for achieving the SDG of poverty eradication in South-West, Nigeria. The study answered five research questions and tested three hypotheses. Adopting the descriptive research design, 2,346 penultimate and final-year Business Education undergraduates, 44 Business Education lecturers and Curriculum Experts formed the population. Using Taro Yamane (1973) sample size statistical model, 727 undergraduates, 25 Business Education lecturers, and 24 Curriculum Experts eventually emerged as sample size due to logistics challenges. Multi-stage sampling techniques were adopted in this study. Questionnaire and focus group discussion schedule were the research instruments. An average index of 0.85 was determined for internal consistency of the research instruments using Cronbach Alpha correlation coefficient. Data were analysed using Mean, Standard Deviation, and Independent Sampled T-test as appropriate at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that Business Education curriculum lacked adequate poverty-eradication content and innovative pedagogical strategies. Review of NUC-BMAS Business Education curriculum for achieving the SDG of poverty eradication was recommended.
12. Alao, O. E., Osanyinro, J. B., Elijah, T. M. & Alao, P. O. (2020). Business education university undergraduate curriculum and students’ empowerment for poverty eradication in South-west, Nigeria. Review of Education Journal, 32(3), 73-83.