COMPUTER TRAINING STRATEGIES AND PEDAGOGICAL COMPETENCE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION LECTURERS IN UNIVERSITIES
Keywords:Computer Training, Pedagogical Competence, Business Education Lecturers
The study investigated the relationship between Computer training and pedagogical competence of business education lecturers in Rivers State-owned universities. The design used for the study was a correlational research design. The study was carried out at three universities in Rivers State. The population of the study consisted of seventy-four (74) business education lecturers from Rivers State owned Universities. The population of the study formed the sample size of the study because it was considered manageable by the researcher. The data collected was analysed using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation to answer the research questions, while Linear Regression Analysis was used to test the null hypothesis at the 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed, among other that there is significant relationship between computer training and pedagogical competence of business education lecturers’ in Rivers State-owned universities, The study concluded that capacity building programmes will improve business education lecturers’ pedagogical competence and help them play an effective role in the achievement of business education objectives as well as help business education students in their career progression. The study therefore recommended, among others that the management of Rivers State-owned universities should not only increase the number of delegates for training.