Obioma Wisdom Nwaokokorom, Frednora Uche Ikpeama


This paper determined accounting and problem-solving skills required of Business Education students for job performance in organisations in a Digital Era. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated for this study. The researchers adopted a descriptive survey design. Area of the study was in Rivers state. The population of the study comprised 36,427 of senior civil servants from 26 ministries. The sample size was 380. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire designed to elicit response based on the research questions set for the study. The instrument was validated by three experts, two in Business Education and one in Measurement and Evaluation. Reliability of the research instrument was obtained using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. The overall reliability index for the instrument was .89. The data collection was analysed by using Mean with Standard deviation for the research questions and t-test for the hypotheses at .05 level of significance. The results obtained indicated that the senior civil servants in organisations were of the opinion that accounting and problem-solving skills were highly required of Business Education Students. Thus, it was concluded that accounting and problem-solving skills were very highly required of Business Education students for job performance in organisations in a digital era. it was also recommended that Business education students should equip themselves with accounting and problem-solving skills to make them relevance in the world of work.


Keywords: Business education, Skills, and Job Performance

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