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- ItemOpen AccessEntrepreneurial skills required by physically challenged learners in Nigeria vocational rehabilitation centre for establishing business enterprises(A Publication of the school of Science and Technology Education, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria, 2017-06) Olabiyi, O. S.; Oyenuga, A. O.; Lamidi, A. AThe Nigerian .government had initiated several rehabilitation programmes. through vocational rehabilitation centres, but a lot of these programmes impact are not felt by the nation generally. This is evident in the substantial number of physically challenged that still lack work and entrepreneurial skills-. which often results .to unemployment; -insecurity, loss. of lives, properties and enable to live independent .. and productive lives. The study therefore, set out to identify the entrepreneurial skills required, by physically challenged learners in-Nigeria vocational rehabilitation centres for establishing small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). Descriptive survey research design was used and data was obtained 1 using a structured questionnaire known as the Entrepreneurial Skill Inventory Checklist (ESIC). 85 instructors in vocational rehabilitation centre and managers (entrepreneurs) of small and medium scale enterprises took part in the study. Three research questions were answered. Mean, standard deviation were employed to answer the research questions. The reliability coefficient for the study was 0.96 using Cronbach alpha reliability tests. Findings among others revealed that managerial skills required by physically challenged learners to include: depth knowledge and skills in chosen trades, develop interest, and implement policies for achievement of organizational. goals,· create long term vision for the organization and environment where all members take ownership of the vision; prudently utilizing the available financial and material resources for managing an enterprises and carryout effective marketing and research. It was recommended that vocational rehabilitation centre should include the entrepreneurial skills in the curriculum of rehabilitation centre and government should provide internet facilities, computer laboratory and other training facilities in the centre that would make physically challenge live productive life.