Attitudes of Students towards Entrepreneurship Education at Two Selected Higher Education Institutions in Botswana: A Critical Analysis and Reflection
AbstractThe study examined the attitudes of undergraduate fourth year students towards entrepreneurship education. Studies show that entrepreneurship has become a critical area of discussions the world over due its perceived role in mitigating the twin challenges of shrinking economies and unemployment. A sample of 250 students from a population of 462 students was used in the study. A structured questionnaire that employed a 5-point Likert scale was used for data collection. Results of the study showed that most students have a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship education and would prefer to be entrepreneurs at the end of their studies. Results of the study further showed that challenges that may affect students’ interest in entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurship as a career include difficulty in accessing funding, lack of technical support at start-up, and inadequate business opportunities in Botswana.
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