Recruitment of Distance Learning Graduates: Survey of Labour Market Employers’ Readiness in Niger State, Nigeria
This study investigated the readiness of employers of labour toward distance learning graduates in Niger State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research approach was adopted and employers of labour in both private and public sectors within the study area constituted the sample. Four research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. A 22-item researchers’ developed questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. The instrument was considered suitable after undergoing experts’ validation and reliability checks. Data gathered were analyzed in which Mean and Standard Deviation was used to provide answers to the four research questions while t-test statistics were used to test the two hypotheses. Findings revealed that employers of labour are ready to offer distance learning graduates job opportunities in their organizations. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that individuals willing to attend distance learning institutes but are scared because of the fear of not being able to secure job should be sensitized and made aware that employers of labour consider graduates of such institutes employable and are ready to offer them jobs in their organizations.
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