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The Role of Entrepreneurial Studies on Student Job Placement in Ghana: A Case Study of Some Selected Tertiary Institutions in the Brong Ahafo Region (Published)

Entrepreneurship is a key driver of every economy. Wealth and a high majority jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. People expose to entrepreneurship frequently express that they have more opportunity to exercise creative freedoms, higher self-esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives. Hence the study into the role of entrepreneurial study on student job placement in Ghana. The study was exploratory in nature. Population for the study was 10,000. Convenient sampling was used in selecting the sample. A sample size of three hundred and seventy (370) was used. The major instrument for data collection was questionnaire. It was found that entrepreneur studies had develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and enterprising skills include, building up a wide understanding of entrepreneurship and its application to a diversity of settings “Develop capabilities and confidence in students to start, operate and grow an enterprise effectively. Also, it was found that entrepreneurial education provides capacity for job placement. It was discloses that some student want to be an entrepreneur because they have seen that a family member is succeeding. It was recommended that Universities should continue to organize seminars on entrepreneurship for student. Moreover, Student should learn to do away with the habit of not being creative and innovative in nature.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Capacity, Entrepreneurial Studies, Entrepreneurship, Job Placement

The Role of Entrepreneurial Studies on Student Job Placement in Ghana: A Case Study Of Some Selected Tertiary Institutions in the Brong Ahafo Region (Published)

Entrepreneurship is a key driver of every economy. Wealth and a high majority jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. People expose to entrepreneurship frequently express that they have more opportunity to exercise creative freedoms, higher self-esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives. Hence the study into the role of entrepreneurial study on student job placement in Ghana. The study was exploratory in nature. Population for the study was 10,000. Convenient sampling was used in selecting the sample. A sample size of three hundred and seventy (370) was used. The major instrument for data collection was questionnaire. It was found that entrepreneur studies had develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and enterprising skills include, building up a wide understanding of entrepreneurship and its application to a diversity of settings “Develop capabilities and confidence in students to start, operate and grow an enterprise effectively. Also, it was found that entrepreneurial education provides capacity for job placement. It was discloses that some student want to be an entrepreneur because they have seen that a family member is succeeding. It was recommended that Universities should continue to organize seminars on entrepreneurship for student. Moreover, Student should learn to do away with the habit of not being creative and innovative in nature.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Capacity, Entrepreneurial Studies, Entrepreneurship, Job Placement

Job Dissatisfaction: An Analysis of Skill and Knowledge Mismatch Of On-Job Trained Employees In Institutions Of Higher Learning (Published)

It is acknowledged that Human Resource Development (HRD) practices such as On Job Training (OJT) and Job Placement (JP) are linked to employee performance. However, research is yet to focus on how performance is affected by mismatch of new knowledge and skills acquired from OJT and those required to perform their allocated responsibilities, especially in public universities in Kenya. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) devotes some of its budgetary allocation on OJT of administrative staff and any mismatch between knowledge and skills acquired and those demanded by administrative jobs can be counterproductive.  Thus a need exists to establish the relationship between OJT as HRD practice and JP of trained administrative staff. The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between on-job training and job placement of administrative staff at MMUST. This is aimed at finding out if the OJT programmes match the staff’s skills and knowledge. The study employed a case study design with target population of 149 administrative staff. Since the target population was small, it formed the sample therefore census sampling.  Data was collected using structured questionnaire and an interview schedule. Qualitative data was analyzed thematically and was presented verbatim according to the themes while quantitative data was analyzed descriptively using percentages and frequency distribution techniques. The results indicated that majority of the respondents acquired most of their knowledge and skills while in their current positions, with a few others had the knowledge and skills that matched with the positions they held. The study concludes that properly placed employees perform optimally while misplaced employees feel demotivated and tend to have a high turn-over rate. The study recommends that organizations should ensure that they hire competent and qualified administrative staff and also, enact policies on proper placement to ensure that employees who are misplaced have a chance to be properly placed to the right positions.

Keywords: Administrative staff, Job Dissatisfaction, Job Placement, Knowledge, Skills

ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS AND JOB PLACEMENT OF THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED IN ORGANIZATIONS IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA. (Published)

This work focused on “Environmental Barriers and Job Placement of the Physically Challenged in Work Organizations in Rivers State, Nigeria”. The purpose was to investigate the extent to which the physical environment of work organizations posses as a challenged for the inclusion to the physically challenged in work organizations six selected organizations in Rivers State, Nigeria. The pilot survey, simple random sampling techniques, questionnaires were employed to select respondents. Primary and secondary data were used in the collection of data. Five research questions were raised. In analyzing data that addressed the research questions the descriptive method of analysis was used. The findings of the study includes: lack of policies and practices; Negative public perception; barriers of physical environment; discrimination; lack of records and on the job challenge. Based on these findings the study recommends among others that there should be domestic policies backed by appropriate legislation which will favour employment of the physically challenged; elaborate elimination of physical environmental barriers to enhance access to employment; promotion and sensitization of advocacy groups to enhance the protection of the rights and privileges of the physically challenged.

Keywords: Barriers, Environment, Job Placement, Nigeria, Physically Challenged, Rivers State, Workplace