Dr Eunice N. Ajuluchukwu & Fabian U. Udida
This study adopted survey research design to study the adequacy of the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS) requirements for physical facilities and equipment used by universities for undergraduate business education programmes. Two research questions were raised to guide the study, while two hypotheses were tested. The population of the study comprised 148 business educators in the universities that offer business education programmes as an academic programme in their undergraduate programmes in South-South and South-East geo-political zones of Nigeria. No sampling was done. For effective investigation, a 26 item questionnaire was designed, and used to collect data from the respondents. The instrument was validated by three experts. The instrument had reliability coefficient of 0.83. Data collected were analyzed using weighted mean scores and standard deviation scores for the research questions. Hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using t-test statistics. The findings of the study reveal, among others, that the Bench-mark Minimum Academic Standard requirements for physical facilities and equipment are adequate for preparing the undergraduates in the business education programmes. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among others, that the NUC’s BMAS should be revised every five years in line with National Universities Commission’s provisions.