Entrepreneurship Education: Challenges and Strategies towards Promoting Entrepreneurship in Higher Education in Nigeria
AbstractEntrepreneurship education has great success in the field of education. Its activity has increased significantly in the USA, Asian and European countries during the last decades. Nevertheless, the training programme in developing countries like Nigeria has concentrated more on teaching knowledge and skills basically in principle. Products of these training are expected to be engaged in either self-employment or being employed. Unfortunately, the Niger-delta region of Nigeria is characterized by high levels of youth restiveness, unemployment, poverty and crime. Attempting to solve these ill, the questionnaire titled Entrepreneurship Education and Students challenges (EESC) was used to gather data from eight hundred and sixty-four students sampled from faculty of education and social sciences in Niger-delta region universities of Nigeria. The study identified various challenges, prospects and government efforts aimed at building the entrepreneurship culture among undergraduate students of Nigerian Universities especially graduates of the Niger-delta region. The study concluded by postulating certain recommendations which if adopted will drastically reduce the social vices faced in this region.
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