Entrepreneurship Education and Skill-Oriented Trade Development in Nigerian Higher Institutions

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Ikeche, N
Okafor, O
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University of Lagos Press, Akoka
The goal of entrepreneurship education and skill-oriented trade development is to equip students with entrepreneurial capacities in terms of the ability to take risks, identify opportunities and manage resources available even in the face of challenges and difficulties. Entrepreneurship education is designed to furnish students with skills required to enable them to be self-reliant and self-employed. This study therefore assessed the relevance of the curriculum content of entrepreneurship education in choosing skill-oriented trade by postgraduate students in higher institutions of learning. The descriptive research design was adopted to assess three hundred respondents selected from three institutions of higher learning in Lagos State using random sampling techniques. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Research questions were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings of the study reveal that: the existing curriculum content of entrepreneurship education is comprehensive but does not solve the problems of the immediate environment; students lack the capability to identify skill-oriented trade opportunities; and there is a significant relationship between students’ course of study and course contents of entrepreneurship education. It is therefore recommended that policy makers should fine-tune the courses to be relevant to students’ immediate environment and review the pedagogical approach to learning.
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Entrepreneurship education , Education , Higher institution , Skill oriented , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Okafor, O and Ikeche, N (2017). Entrepreneurship Education and Skill-Oriented Trade Development in Nigerian Higher Institutions. Unilag Journal of Humanities, Vol.5(1)