INNOVATING BUSINESS EDUCATION IN BAYELSA STATE FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
Keywords:Innovating, Business Education, Global, Competitiveness
This study was carried out to examine innovating business education in Bayelsa State, for global competitiveness. The study was guided by three specific objectives, three research question s and hypotheses. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The study covered two tertiary institutions in Bayelsa State, and the population comprised 52 Business Education lecturers. No sample was selected as the entire population was used for the study. A 22 -item structured questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. The instrument was validated by two experts and tested for its reliability using Cronbach alpha and a reliability value of 0.88 was obtained. The descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were employed to answer the research questions and determine the homogeneity of the respondents’ opinion while a t-test inferential statistics was used to test the formulated hypothesis. The findings revealed that business education can be innovated to a high extent through quality and application of modern technologies for global competitiveness in Bayelsa State. the study also revealed that factors such as lack of support, lack of physical facilities and funding, lack of diffusion among business educators, lack of research orientation amongst others were the factors resisting innovation in business education in Bayelsa State for global competitiveness. It was recommended that there is need for policy makers in business education to ensure quality in business education by improving the curriculum content which need innovating, retouching, modification, adjustment and adaptation to aid to bring about global competitiveness .