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EMPLOYERS PERSPECTIVE OF THE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS-GAP IN REAL ESTATE EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

Oluwatobi, A. and Ayedun, C. A. and Ajibola, O. and Iroham, C.O. and Akinjare, O. A. (2017) EMPLOYERS PERSPECTIVE OF THE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS-GAP IN REAL ESTATE EDUCATION IN NIGERIA. In: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 3rd - 5th July 2017, Barcelona (Spain).

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Abstract

The study examined the skills-gap in real estate education with the aim of identifying the important employability skills that are required for a graduate of Estate Management to excel in the Nigerian real estate industry. Data was collected with the aid of questionnaire survey distribution to one hundred and ninety-eight (198) employers within the study area. One hundred and thirty-one (131) questionnaires were duly filled, returned and considered ideal for the study. Data collected were analyzed with the use of relative importance index and principal component analysis. The study revealed that the most important employability skills from the perspective of the employers include teamwork, written communication, oral presentation, willingness to learn and adaptability. The study recommended that higher institutions of learning should adopt the University-Industry based approach so as to foster a good relationship between the employers and the academia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 12:43
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 10:43
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8593

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