Abosede B. Ademiluyi, PhD, Adenrele O. Adegboye, Risikat A. Akande


The study examined digital technology skills required of graduating Office Technology and Management students for effective performance in the contemporary world. Descriptive survey design was used for the study. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study comprised 175 HND II students of Office Technology and Management Department in two tertiary institutions in Osun State offering HND OTM programme. Census survey was employed for the study. A structured questionnaire with 22 items was used to collect data from the respondents. The instrument was validated by two experts. The reliability of the instrument was ascertained using Cronbach Alpha method. A coefficient of 0.85 was obtained which indicated that the instrument was very reliable.  Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the data collected in order to answer the research questions while independent samples t-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that database ((t150 = 1.062, P>0.05) and desktop publishing digital skills (t150 = 0.307, P>0.05) were indispensable and germane for effective performance in the contemporary world of work and business. It was recommended among others that NBTE should ensure regular review and update of OTM curriculum to reflect database digital skills required for effective performance in the global-driven world while tertiary institutions should provide adequate digital technology equipment with enabling environment that will enhance acquisition of necessary skills required for job effectiveness in contemporary world. 


Key words:  Digital, Technology, Skills and OTM


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