Constraints to Multimedia Applications in Business Education Programme of Public Universities in South-East Nigeria


The main purpose of this study was to determine the constraints to multimedia applications in teaching business education courses in universities in south-East Nigeria. The study was guided by two research questions and two null hypotheses. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population was 53 business education lecturers in the public Universities in South-East Nigeria. No sampling was carried out due to the manageable size of the population. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The questionnaire was validated by three experts and the reliability was determined using Cronbach Alpha which yielded 0.85. Out of 53 copies of the questionnaire distributed 51were returned representing 96.23 percent return rate. Mean with standard deviation was used to answer the research questions and t-test statistics was used to test the null hypotheses at .05 level of significance. Some of the findings include: poor provision of multimedia, employment of unqualified staff and poor knowledge of available multimedia facilities.  Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others things that lecturers should be retrained to equip them with the knowledge and skills of multimedia applications and government should provide fund to the public universities to enable them improve on staff and physical infrastructural development.

Keywords: Business Education, Constraints, Multimedia applications

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 86-96 (Download PDF)

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