Ugonwa F. Umeh, Chinwe S. Oguejiofor


The paper sought to determine the impact of National Universities Commission accreditation exercise on library and information in the business education programmes of the universities in the south-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The survey research design was used for the study. The population comprised 66 respondents made up of 6 directors of academic planning and 60 academic staff of the departments of business education of the six universities in the zone. There was no sampling since the population was not too large. A researcher-developed instrument duly validated by three experts was used for data collection. Test re-test method was used for testing the reliability of the instrument. With the use of the Pearson Product Moment, the reliability co-efficient correlation was found to be 0.86 which was considered adequate for the study. The mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research question while t-test was used to test the null hypothesis. The findings of the study indicated that NUC accreditation exercise had high extent of impact on the adequacy of library and information in business education programmes of the universities in the south-east geopolitical zone. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that NUC should continue to insist on the adequacy of library and information in business education programmes.


Business Education, NUC, Accreditation and Library and Information

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