Ebele C. Okereke


The study determined the strategies for effective business education/industry collaboration in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested at 0/05 level of significance. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. the population consisted of 213 business educators in some selected tertiary institutions in Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was ensured using pilot test technique. Data collected were analyzed using Cronbach Alpha formula which yielded reliability index of 0.81. Data related to the research questions were analyzed using mean and standard deviation while analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings arising from the study revealed that the business educators agreed that work-based learning and relational learning are strategies for effective business education/industry collaboration in some selected tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Findings also indicated that there was no significant difference among the three groups in terms of their mean ratings on the work-based learning and relational learning strategies for effective business education/industry collaboration in some selected tertiary institutions in Nigeria based on years of teaching experience. Based on the findings, it was concluded that business education/industry collaboration is a very crucial strategy for building technological capacity and promoting economic development of our dear country Nigeria. It was recommended among others that tertiary institutions should encourage the formation of research teams to foster regeneration acts whereby, industry and academia collaborate in order to solve problems faced in industry hence creating mutual benefits.


Strategies, business education/industry collaboration and tertiary institutions

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