ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION AS A TOOL FOR REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA
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Education in Nigeria is devoid of the element crucial to averting the surging rate of
unemployment in the country. The provision of entrepreneurial development through
education will advance the economy of the nation if much credence would be given to it and
ingrained with focus on profitable personal development. Unemployment prevails in the
country, hence, the growth of violence, poverty and segregation amongst citizens, because the
educational system itself fails to empower the ones passing through it.
The core message of the evolving educational policy in Nigeria is devoid of a system of
education that emphasizes on the need to culture the country’s youth through the knowledge
of rudimentary entrepreneurial development, common cultural heritage, and identification of
exploitable strengths of structures, systems and cultures of others. If anything, there is a
greater need of its augmentation, which can propel the country to work towards enduring
peace and harmony.
This research work, therefore, was carried out to examine the strategies of entrepreneurial
education carried out in two of the universities pioneering it Federal University of
Technology, Akure, and Covenant University Ota, the former being a public university and
the latter a private university. The objectives of the study were to appraise if educational
styles arouse the interest of students in the industries of their discipline; to explore the
effectiveness of entrepreneurial development strategy in education in universities that
implement it; to see if the current university educational system stimulates entrepreneurial
creativity in its students
The methodology adopted was a mixed analysis of quantitative and qualitative parameters
based on the survey design which relied on primary and secondary sources of gathering data,
through the use of questionnaires and interview instruments. Three hundred (300)
questionnaires were administered, and two hundred and fifty four (254) were returned. The
study adopted quota and simple random sampling technique. The data was analyzed and
presented using tables and percentages.
Consequently the findings on this research portrayed a huge disparity between the perception
and conceptualization of entrepreneurship in the graduates of each university used in the
study, creating the significance in the strategies being used to educate the students while in
the university. The study shows that entrepreneurial education should be taught in the field
and through practical approaches, rather than using theoretical approaches, as the former
yields better results for the economy than the latter. It was discovered that graduates from
Covenant University have more aptness to creating value, and are self driven to developing
some form of business whether or not they have an employment.
The study recommends that there should be a working partnership, bridging the gap between
the higher institutions and the industry; lecturers should have field experience to aid
communication and teaching of the courses. The study also recommends that Universities
should work toward becoming entrepreneurial hubs for students and young entrepreneurs;
the government should also focus more on the youth age group for entrepreneurship
development in the country.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM ..
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS .
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
1.7 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY.
LITERATURE REVIEW …
2.1 UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA …
2.2 ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION AND ITS CONSEQUENCE IN NIGERIAN ECONOMY 19
2.3 WHO IS AN ENTREPRENEUR? .
2.4 OBJECTIVES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION ….
2.5 ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION IS CRITICAL TO DEVELOPMENT ….
2.6 WORLDVIEW ON THE ISSUE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HIGHER EDUCATION ….
CHAPTER THREE …………..
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ……..
3.0 INTRODUCTION .
3.1 RESEARCH DESIGN
3.2 POPULATION OF STUDY AND SAMPLE SIZE .
3.3 SAMPLING TECHNIQUE .
3.4 THE SAMPLES …
3.5 RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS
3.6 VALIDITY & RELIABILITY OF RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS ..
CHAPTER FOUR PRESENTATION OF DATA
4.1 ANALYSIS OF RESPONSES AND DIFFERENTIATION OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY, OTA
AND FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE UNIVERSITIES..
CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT WITH REGARDS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR FEDERAL
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE …
CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT WITH REGARDS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR COVENANT
ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRE .
GRADUATE INTERVIEWS ANALYSIS ..
CHAPTER FIVE .
STUDENT QUESTIONAIRRE ..
APPENDIX B ……
GRADUATE SURVEY TABLE …