Bridging the Sustainable Skills Gap in Business Education Curriculum for Post Oil Boom Economy in Nigeria
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Business education curriculum was designed to prepare students for entry in advancement of jobs within business and to prepare them to handle their own business affairs and to function intelligently as consumers and citizens in a business economy. However, education offered at tertiary institutions especially business education programmes seem not to prepare graduates of business education to meet real life situations as tertiary institutions curriculum structure cannot be said to have attained
... the expected level of standard and quality. This paper therefore focused on the need for sustainable business education curriculum in Nigeria as a panacea for the post oil boom economy. The paper looked at the present business education programmes and its curriculum objectives. Attention was given to some key concept such as sustainable business education curriculum, prerequisite for sustainable education curriculum, sustainable business education curriculum for post oil boom economy, and bridging the sustainable curriculum gap in business education. The paper concluded that the need for sustainable curriculum in the post oil boom economy is imperative because of the experiences of the economy recession and the need for holistic industrial development of the economy. Finally, the paper recommended among others the re-assessment, re-evaluation and redesigning of the business education curriculum by educational institutions to meet its practical functionality in the Nigeria economy so as to reflect the 21 st century sustainability skills and culture for gainful and self-sustainable employment.