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International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
ISSN 2360-7076
Vol.2 (5), pp. 56-59 June, 2015
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Original Research Article

Competency improvement needs of graduates to overcome constrains in computer and internet application in their enterprises in Kogi State, Nigeria

Okeme I.,Alawa D.A. and Essien M.I.

Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author Email: isaacokeme65(at)
Tel: +2348033452801

date Received: December 12, 2014     date Accepted: January 22, 2015     date Published:


This study focused on the Competency Improvement Needs of Graduates to overcome constrains in Computer and Internet Application in their Enterprises in Kogi State, Nigeria. The survey design was used to carry out the study which was conducted in Kogi state using a selected population of 74 graduates engaged in enterprises that require the use of computer and internet. Two research questions guided the study. A 14 item questionnaire was developed and validated by three experts in the Unit of Computer Education of the Department of Vocational Teacher Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The Cronbach alpha method was utilized to determine the reliability of the instrument which yielded an alpha coefficient of 0.86. Weighted Mean and Competency Improvement Needs Index (CINI) were used to answer the research questions. It was found out that graduates engaged in enterprises that require the application of computer and Internet require improvement in the Application of Computer and Internet for success in their workplace. It was recommended that graduates requiring competencies in application of Computer and Internet  be properly empowered for global challenges in their workplace through workshops.

Key words: Competency, improvement, computer, internet, Kogi, Nigeria.

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