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dc.contributor.authorFagbolu, Olukemi Adedokun
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Julia
dc.identifier.citationABAC Journal Vol. 41 No.2 (April-June 2021), 177-203en_US
dc.descriptionABAC Journalen_US
dc.descriptionABAC Journal -- 2021en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on developing possible strategies for improving the academic achievement of hospitality and tourism management (HTM) students in Nigeria. The main purpose is to generate a close match between the degree awards of graduating students and the HTM employment available in the country. This participatory action research and survey feedback study was conducted between 2014 and 2018, employing a mixed method approach, consisting of both qualitative and quantitative methods. Quantitative data are presented using bar charts, with the free PSPP statistical analysis software tool being used to analyze the data, providing simple percentages and means. Qualitative data were gathered, presented, coded, and analyzed, using thematic analysis in a Microsoft Excel spread sheet. PSPP linear regression and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were employed to test the hypotheses and analyze the current situation of the education system using a SWOTAR analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, aspirations and expected results), while a strategic agenda and guide list served as a compass during the study. The study discovered that the teaching environment, inputs (human resources), processes (teaching-learning objectives), and feedback, all have significant impacts on the output (academic achievement). The strategies developed predict that providing more conducive lecture rooms, allocating a moderate number of students to each classroom, improving the facilities and study environment, and interactive and participatory teaching strategies, are critical to the training and preparation of HTM students in Nigeria. If implemented, the strategies can enhance the achievement of academic grades, such that it is suitable for filling employment vacancies in the HTM sector of the country.en_US
dc.format.extent27 pagesen_US
dc.publisherAssumption University Pressen_US
dc.rightsThis work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subjectHospitality and tourism management education systemen_US
dc.subjectPerformance achievementen_US
dc.subjectPlanned changeen_US
dc.subjectStrategy developmenten_US
dc.titleDeveloping possible strategies for academic achievement improvement of hospitality and tourism management students in Nigeria a study of Kwara State Universityen_US
dc.rights.holderAssumption Universityen_US
mods.genreJournal Articleen_US[Full Text] (

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