FASHION DESIGNING SKILLS’ ACQUISITION AND EMPLOYABILITY OF SOCIAL STUDIES GRADUATES IN LABOUR MARKETS IN CALABAR EDUCATION ZONE OF CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA
This main essence of the study was to examine the influence of fashion designing skills acquisition on employability of Social Studies graduates in labour market in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. One specific purpose of the study and one null hypothesis was used in the study. Literature was reviewed based on the variable under study. The survey research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 133 students was used for the study. An instrument named “Fashion designing skills’ acquisition and employability of Social Studies graduates in labour market Questionnaire was used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was determined using split half reliability method at .75. Data collected were analyzed using One way Analysis of variance (ANOVA). The findings from the results revealed that the outcomes of this study showed that fashion designing skill acquisition do significantly influence employability of social studies graduates in labour market. It was recommended based on the analysis of the study that graduates of these skill acquisition programmes should be provided with more credits facilities/grants to facilitate the establishment of business and self employment.