Inclusive entrepreneurship education and job creation potentials amongst undergraduates in University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
The study investigated inclusive entrepreneurship education and job creation potentials amongst undergraduates in University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of the study two null hypotheses were formulated .Ex-post facto survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised 652 students from five departments in Faculty of Education in the 2017/2018 academic sessions in University of Calabar. The study adopted the stratified random sampling approaching selecting a sample of 417 students representing the total sample size of 64% chosen for the study. A validated researcher’s made instrument (questionnaire) titled Inclusive Entrepreneurship Education and Job Creation Potentials’ Questionnaire (IEEJCPQ) was used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was determined by conducting a trial test on forty (40) students in the Department of Guidance and Counselling, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar that were not part of the respondents selected for the study. A reliability index of 0.70-0.87 was achieved for the instrument using Cronbach Alpha reliability method which proved that the instrument was internally consistent for the study. Data collected were analyzed using Multiple Regression Analysis (MRA) and One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).The research hypotheses were testedat.0.05 level of significance and the result showed that there is a relative combined effect of each of the independent variables (Provision of libraries, computer laboratories, workshops and power supply) to the prediction of job creation potentials and quality of teachers significantly influence job creation potentials of students. Based on these findings, conclusions were drawn and it was recommended among others that sufficient provision be made for teaching entrepreneurship subjects to ensure that entrepreneurship attitudes are well imparted on students which may foster their job creation potentials and future entrepreneurial practices.