TABLE OF CONTENTS
OF THE STUDY
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
OF THE STUDY
OF THE STUDY
OF THE RELATED LITERATURE
OF OFFICE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN NIGERIAN
OBJECTIVES ON OTM OF NIGERIA POLYTECHNIC
WHY OTM GRADUATES GO INTO ENTREPRENEURIAL
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES NEEDED BY THE OTM GRADUATE
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR THE OTM GRADUATE
3.2 POPULATION OF THE STUDY
AND COLLECTION OF DATA
OF DATA ANALYSIS
PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
to the 1990s, the view that large firms were the cornerstone of a modern
economy dominated the literature (Nnanna 2003). The theory of economics of
scale, which is predicated on the advantages of large scale operation.
entrepreneurial business was seen belonging to the past, out mode and a sign of
technology backwardness. More recently, however, this view has shifted due to
the important role played by relatively small entrepreneurial business firm in
promoting industrialization and facilitating sustainable economic growth and
concept of entrepreneurship evokes varying meaning or interpretation, depending
on the perspective of the user. However, as duke (2006), put it “an individual
who pioneers new technology or introduce a new method of doing business typifies
entrepreneur” entrepreneur usually undertakes and operate a new business
venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risk.
is integrated for both personal and societal benefit. As such the entrepreneur is
a critical factor in driving socio- economic change as he seeks new technique,
new product and co-ordinates the activities to
manage an enterprise .
Nigeria, the development of entrepreneurial activities has manifest in
virtually all aspect of the economy including microfinance, personal service,
food, clothing, ICT, telecommunications, entertainment and hospitality and
agriculture / agro- business. These entrepreneurial effort have
contributed to the attainment
of some of the nation economic development objectives such contribution
generation for the growing rural
and urban labour force, production output expansion , income redistribution, utilization of local
raw material and technology , increase in revenue
base of government, as well as production of intermediate good that to strengthen inter and intra industrial linkage
(Osuji 2005). Similiary, developed many countries such as United State of American ,
Japan , Germany, Italy and Britain, have been found to owe their overall Economics development
entrepreneurship (Fauas 2006).
development and growth of entrepreneurship in Nigeria, has remained a concern
for the government. The important of a private sector and appreciated from its
potential for facilitating food security, employment of the citizenry. These
are outcome that are also aligned with
the goals of the national policy on micro, small and medium Enterprises
(MSMEs), National Economics Empowerment and Development strategy (SEEDs) and
the Millennium Development Goals (SMDGs).
Entrepreneurial Development in Nigeria plays a
vital role in the process of economics growth and Development. Entrepreneur are
bold men and women who have initiative and ability to manage and take the
consequences. They are men of action, risk taker, missioner, creative and
highly respected of their ability to effectively and efficiently concubine the
functions of management to achieve the goals.
the colonial era, the Nigerian business scene was dominated even at the
grassroots level by inclines, Greeks, Ghananians, Sierra lonains and others.
These foreign National had a better exposition from the Nigerians and with
advantages, it was to dislodge them when the colonial left the scene in 1960.
Then, it other to give Nigerians an opportunity in participating and shaping
their country economic, future the federal government introduced indigenization
and enterprise promotion dance of 1972 and its revision in 1977, the objective
was to foster economic self-reliance and maximize external intervention in
the national development plans were introduce and also in July 1986 SAP
(Structural Adjustment Programme) was introduced. Entrepreneurship constitutes
a vital engine in the growth and development of the nation including Nigeria
because it help in the stimulation of indigenous entrepreneurship, lead to the
transformation of the traditional industry creates employment opportunities and
generate income (Local and Externally) contributes to regional activity and
on the preliminary information give on the relevance of entrepreneurial
development, it can be deduced that Office Technology and Management graduates
in Kwara State have tapped from the seemly endless advantages offered by
entrepreneurial development to turn from job seekers to job creators as been
emphasized at all levels of government in Nigeria and Kwara government in
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
research work is embarked upon on the basis of non-utilization of the numerous
opportunity offered by entrepreneurship development by office Technology and
Management graduates in Kwara State and to see areas of relevance of
entrepreneurial development to OTM graduates towards self-employment et cetera.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
major objective of this study was to examine OTM graduate for Nigeria
Polytechnics and specifically:
Determine the subjects taught in Nigeria
Find out the general objectives of the
Ascertain the reason why OTM graduates
go into entrepreneurial.
Ascertain the skills and competencies
needed by the OTM graduates for successful entrepreneurial programme.
Determine the job opportunities
available for the OTM graduates.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
project attempt to find answer to the following research questions:
What is the subject taught in Nigerian
How adequate are the general objectives
on the OTM graduates?
What are the reasons why OTM graduates go entrepreneurial?
What is the entrepreneurial possibility in OTM graduates?
What are the skills and competences needed by the O OTM graduates?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
is the researcher anticipation that after the completion of the study, the
recommendations and findings will enables readers mind to the embroidered on
the relevance of entrepreneurial development to self-employment.
study is designed to distil development on the relevance entrepreneurial
development to self-employment of Office Technology and Management graduate in
Kwara State. This work therefore, would not go beyond this scope.
researcher is a student and needs to attend to other subjects and several
assignment for the successful completion of the course. Therefore, the time
needed to spend on the project was limited. Thus, the time required to complete
this study was rather too short and not adequate for through the research
finance is another problem, the uncooperative attitude of respondent to the
questionnaire could be another constraint.
effort has been made to ensure that all these do not impact negatively on a
1.8 DEFINTION OF TERMS
In the course of the study, the following
terms were defined as operationally.
This is the process of starting a business and offering a productive idea or
service and bearing the social risk.
There are increase in the amount of goods and services produced per head of
population over a period of time.
This is a process of a transaction whose objectives are different from those of
This is where the product of one company, is needed from production to take
place in another company.
The basic physical structure and facilities needed for the operation of a
society or enterprises.
This is a body of knowledge devoted to creating tools, processing action and
extracting of materials.
This is a business been set up by person who take the opportunity and does
something about it.
This can be refers to a person who is actively searching for employment is
unable to find work.
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