Olubusayo Mosunmola Ikuenomore, B. B. Oludipe


This study examined office technology management and agricultural education as antidotes for unemployment challenges in Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. A correlational research design was adopted. The population comprised all the postgraduates of Business Education and Agricultural Science Education in Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun and Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye. The sample size comprised ninety (90) postgraduates of Business Education and Agricultural Science Education. Purposive sampling technique was used. Two researchers developed questionnaire tagged: ‘OTM and Unemployment Reduction Questionnaire (OTMURQ)’ and Agricultural Education and Unemployment Reduction Questionnaire (AEURQ)’ were used for data collection with 0.89 and 0.92 as reliability coefficients. Mean and standard deviation were used for answering research questions. Hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). The findings revealed that there was significant relationship between office technology management and unemployment reduction (r = 0.845, P<.05). There was significant relationship between agricultural education and unemployment reduction (r = 0.871, P<.05). The study recommended that the identified skills in this study should be incorporated into the programme of the skills acquisition centers in the state so that it could be used for retraining the unemployed OTM and agricultural education graduates for self-employment.


Antidotes, Office Technology Management, Agricultural Education, Unemployment Challenges, Nigeria.

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