Issues and challenges in the development of entrepreneurship education in Nigeria
AbstractEntrepreneurship education has emphasis on economics and covers business disciplines like management, marketing and finance with links to psychology, sociology, and teacher education as well as business education. It prepares and builds persons to be responsible and enterprising individuals capable of deep entrepreneurial thinking that contribute to economic and sustainable development. It focuses on expertise that is needed and used to conceive and commercialise business opportunities. Nigeria especially in the face of the global economic crisis and its energy crisis requires graduates who will be
job “creators” and not job “seekers”. This paper addresses issues and challenges in the development of entrepreneurship education in Nigeria.
These include major issues like the need for a policy framework for youth entrepreneurship. It also identified the challenges to its development which include funding, manpower and education, and entrepreneurial attitude. The paper finally made recommendations that will enhance a full blown entrepreneurship education in Nigeria.
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