ASSESSING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (OTM) SKILLS AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Aminat Adeola Adeyemi, Ifeoluwa Joseph Owoeye

Abstract


This study assessed the relationship between Office Technology and Management (OTM) skills and sustainable economic development in South-West, Nigeria. A research question and two hypotheses guided the study. A correlational research design was adopted. The population of the study comprised Business Education Postgraduate students in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State. A total of 85 Business Education Postgraduate students were chosen as sample size of the study from the two chosen universities through the use of purposive sampling technique. A self-developed instrument titled: OTM Skills and Sustainable Economic Development Questionnaire (OTMSSEDQ) was used for data collection with 0.92 as reliability coefficient. Research question was answered using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation while hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). The findings of the study revealed that management, risks management, information and communication technology (ICT), accounting, technical, communication, human relations, marketing, time management and innovativeness skills were among the required OTM skills for the attainment of sustainable economic development in South-West, Nigeria. It was also found that OTM skills, poverty and unemployment reduction directly related. It was recommended that Office Technology and Management students must embrace the provided opportunity in the programme and acquire requisite entrepreneurial skills needed for the attainment of sustainable economic development. Office Technology and Management undergraduates should embrace the provided opportunities in the programme and understudy the identified areas of entrepreneurial awareness for possible venturing towards their social and economic development.


Keywords


Assessment, OTM, Skills, Sustainable Economic Development, Poverty, Unemployment.

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