Employers’ Perception on Performance of Business Education Graduates in Formal Financial Institution in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Umar Ndagi Muhammed, Nwaokwa Emilia Okechi, Abubakar Haruna


There is a general notion held by some members of the public that business educations graduates working in formal financial institutions were performing below expectations, some employers had also complained that most of the graduates lacked necessary core skills needed to succeed at workplace. The study determine the quality of job performance by business educations graduates and assess employers’ perception on the level of relationship exhibited with colleagues and customers by business educations graduates working in formal financial institutions: commercial banks and insurance/assurance companies in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was used for the study. Structured questionnaire developed from the research questions were administered to the respondents, only sixty nine copies of the questionnaires were filled and returned. The reliability of the instrument was measured using Cronbach’s alpha which gave a result of 0.82. The null hypothesis were raised and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The data generated were analyzed from the research questions were analyzed using frequency and descriptive statistics. The null hypotheses were analyzed using t-test. The findings revealed that there is no significance difference between the performance of business education graduates working in commercial banks and insurance companies and  that the level of relationship that exist amongst employees as well as with customers were very cordial. The study recommended that, business education graduates currently working in formal financial institutions in the study area should sustain the present tempo by continuing to work harder at all times for the progress of their respective institutions among others.

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