E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2024

Managerial Competencies and Education 4.0 in Nigerian Tertiary Education

Author(s): Mohammed Baba Ahmed, Tijjani Abubakar, Suleiman Shu'aibu Salihu


This paper discusses managerial competencies and Nigeria’s readiness to integrate them into Nigerian tertiary education to support the widespread adoption of Education 4.0. It also proposed potential strategies to help Nigerian tertiary education institutions incorporate managerial competencies and Education 4.0 into their curricula. To understand the current situation of managerial competencies in Nigerian tertiary education, the paper conducted a literature review of existing research. The search shows the total of 483 result sun evenly distributed from 2010to 2023 related to Education 4.0,withhigh of 137 in 2022.The analysis of the publications on Education 4.0 proves that the research field is developing fast, though publications authored by researchers from developing countries prevail in the search results. At the same time, most of the selected publications came out in the Scopus-indexed low-quartile or discontinued journals. A disproportionately low number of articles published by authors from the OECD countries depletes the quality of the research field. It was also found that managerial competencies have not been given a high level of attention or emphasis in Nigerian tertiary education, making it difficult for educational institutions to effectively implement Education 4.0 strategies. To address this, the paper proposed several strategies that Nigerian tertiary education institutions should consider. Specifically, the paper suggests that institutions should focus on developing managerial competencies, such as problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills, as well as technology-related competencies, such as computer literacy, coding, and programming.

Keywords: Managerial, Competencies, Education 4.0

Pages: 59-64

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