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An Examination of Graduates of Estate Management Employers’ Skill Expectations and Real Estate Education in Nigeria

Ayedun, C. A. and Ojelade, O. K. and Durodola, O. D and Oni, A.S (2017) An Examination of Graduates of Estate Management Employers’ Skill Expectations and Real Estate Education in Nigeria. The Estate Surveyor and Valuer, 40 (2). pp. 14-26. ISSN 1597-653x

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The current unemployment challenges facing Nigeria calls for urgent attention from the country’s educational planners and those in the helm of affair as there is the need by graduates from the country’s tertiary institutions to be more industry/workplace competent through the acquisition of the basic hard and soft skills which are what are often sought after by the employers as they are what are required for carrying out their assignments. This paper attempts to ascertain the basic hard and soft skills often sought after by employers in the Estate Management graduates by employers in Nigeria with a view to sensitising those responsible for drawing up the curricular of undergraduates in the country’s tertiary institutions and include such skills in their curriculum so as to enhance the employability of their graduates. The use of survey method was employed in the collection of data for the study while descriptive/inferential statistical methods were adopted for the analysis of data. The results of the analyses were presented in tables. The study revealed that while majority of graduates possess hard skill, they are however lacking in the area of soft skills acquisition. To inculcate these soft skills in the graduate programmes at the tertiary institutions in the country there is dire need for embedding the identified skills in the existing syllabus of the institutions as well as the development of soft skills based campus life among other recommendations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability, Estate Management, Employers, Graduates, Hard Skill, Soft Skillent
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Adedapo Oluwatayo
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 09:10

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