ICT SKILLS ACQUIRED BY OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT STUDENTS FOR SELF-SUSTENANCE AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN KWARA STATE
Dr. Felicia Kikelomo OLUWALOLA
This paper empirically investigated the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) skills acquired by office technology and management students for self-sustenance and national development in Kwara State tertiary institution. Three research questions and one hypothesis were formulated for the study. The researcher adopted a survey research design for the study. The population for the study comprised 500 office technology and management students in Kwara State tertiary institutions. Random sampling techniques were used to collect information from the five selected institutions. Data for the study was gathered using structured questionnaire. Mean and standard deviation were used for data analysis while the hypothesis was tested using t-test at 0.05 level of significance. Finding revealed among others that office and management students in Kwara State possess a moderate level of computer application skills, desktop publishing skills, internet skills, ICT skills, and there was no statistical significant difference between male and female responses on ICT skills acquired for self-sustenance. This implies that male and female students acquired the same level of ICT skills. Among others it was recommended that office technology and management students should be well trained in basic ICT skills identified in this research and computer activities as well as ICT skills identified in this research that will make them employable or self-employed after graduation.