Godwin Clement, Nicholas Oseremen Osime, Abdulhameed Omeiza Yakubu, Blessing Oluwafunmilola Fasola


The study examined the influence of work-based training on the productivity of graduates in Ogun State Government owned Universities. Descriptive survey design was used. The population of this study comprised 6491 Business Education students of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun and Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye. The total of 150 undergraduate business education students were chosen from Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun and Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye using simple random sampling technique as sample size. Researcher-developed instrument; tagged: Work-Based Training and Productivity Questionnaire (WBTPQ) with reliability coefficient 0.69 was used for data collection. Mean and standard deviation was used for answering research questions. Hypothesis 1 was tested using t-test and hypotheses 2 and 3 were tested using regression analysis at .05 level of significance. The findings revealed that orientation programme, boarding training, technical skills development, soft skills development and product and services were among the various work-based trainings available for business education graduates in an organization. It was also indicated that orientation has enhanced students’ knowledge in business education, technical skills have enhanced ability on how to develop business strategies and soft skills development encourages students’ ability in ICT application. Orientation exposes students to new ways of doing business after graduation and that on boarding training showcase different business skills and opportunity to students. It was also revealed that there is difference in the mean ratings of respondents based on the various work-based trainings available for business education graduates in an organization. There is significant difference in the mean ratings of respondents based on the various work-based trainings available for business education graduates in an organization. Out of five variables examined four were found to be significant and strongly determine productivity of business education graduates (product and services development, soft skills development, on-boarding training and orientation) and technical skills development was positive but not significantly enough to determine productivity of business education graduates. About 52% of the variance in productivity of business education graduates was accounted for by the linear combination of the independent variables. The study recommends among other things that work-based training of various professional development programmes as the panacea for the improvement of business education graduate productivity should be embark upon by tertiary institution. Workshops and seminars programmes should be continuous exercises for business education programme in all tertiary institution.


Orientation Programme, Boarding Training, Technical Skills Development, Soft Skills Development, Product and Services, Business Education Graduates.

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