Values-based Business Education for Empowerment, Self-Reliance and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

Titus Amodu Umoru


This study centered on values-based business education for empowerment, self-reliance and poverty reduction inNigeria. The study identified 30 critical values business education students need to possess. 192 questionnaire itemswere constructed after careful review of literature (Njoku, 2007 and Living Values Education, 2013) and administeredthem to 170 year I to 4 business education students, College of Education, and 22 lecturers of College of Education,Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria. All the respondents completed and returned their questionnaire. One researchquestion, “what are the values required by business education students for empowerment, self-reliance and povertyreduction in Nigeria?” was answered using mean and standard deviation. One hypothesis, “Lecturers and students donot differ significantly in their views regarding values required for empowerment, self-reliance and poverty reductionin Nigeria” was tested using t-test statistics. It was found that students need to possess these identified values in order tobe empowered for self-reliance, and poverty reduction in Nigeria. It was recommended, among others, that all theidentified values be learned along-side business education subjects so that business education graduates will not onlyimbibe these values but also exhibit those values in real life situations

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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