TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION IN THE NIGER DELTA
Keywords:Technology, Future, Business Education, Niger Delta.
This study was carried out to examine technology and the future of business education in the Niger Delta. The survey research design was adopted in the study. The study was carried out in the Niger Delta of Rivers State. The Population of this study comprised 140 business education lecturers in three tertiary institutions offering business education programme in Rivers State. The sample used for the study was 40 business education lecturers. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was 0.93. Data collected was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) and independent T-test to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The findings technology has positive impact on the future of Business Education in the Niger Delta. Also, findings showed that application of technology in business education faces some problems such as lack of fund, qualified manpower and high cost facilities. Therefore, it was recommended amongst others that there should be awareness creation for Business Education teachers and students about the potentials and prospects of technology in Business Education. Also, computer laboratories with internet facilities should be provided for all business education departments in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria.