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The study’s primary purpose was to expose science curriculum quality and instructional resource adequacy as variables affecting the employability skills acquisition level of potential science graduates. With the adoption of the survey research design, the study employed three different questionnaires to collect data from three groups comprising potential science graduates, lecturers of various colleges/faculties of science of universities, as well as employers of labor in South-West Nigeria. The collected data were analyzed using various statistical methods such as frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and multiple linear regression analysis. The results indicated that an increase in the science curriculum quality and the availability of instructional resources corresponded to an increase in employability skills acquisition level, and these relationships were found to be statistically significant. The study concludes by recommending the need for collaboration among stakeholders to develop and implement innovative and high-quality science curricula and instructional resources to foster relevant and modern employability skills in science graduates.


Employability skills higher education institutions instructional resources adequacy science curriculum quality Nigeria

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Olukemi Ogunniran, Adeleke University, Nigeria

Olukemi Omolola OGUNNIRAN is a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science at Adeleke University in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. She holds a PhD in Educational Management with a specialization in Planning and Policy from the University of Ibadan. Currently, she serves as the Acting Director of Online and Distance Education. Her areas of interest include graduate employability, skill acquisition, and innovation in education.

Olayinka Babayemi Makinde , Adeleke University, Nigeria

Olayinka Babayemi MAKINDE is a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science, Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria, and the current Assistant Director of General Education Studies. He received a PhD in Information Science from the University of South Africa. His research interests include information sciences and library and information science education.

Segun O. Adedeji, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Segun Olugbenga Adedeji is a Professor of Education at the University of Ibadan, in Oyo State, Nigeria. He is an experienced academician with numerous publications in various areas of education, specializing in the economics of education.

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Ogunniran, O. O., Makinde, O., & Adedeji, S. (2024). Science Curriculum Quality, Instructional Resources Adequacy and Employability Skills Acquisition Level of Potential Science Graduates in Nigerian Universities. Pan-African Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 5(1), 41–54.


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