Strategies of business education in job creation and self reliance for sustainable development
This study examined the strategies in business education and its role in achieving self reliance, job creation and empowerment for sustainable development. Lecturers in the Business Education Department of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki formed the study population. Data was collected using a suitable structured and pre-tested questionnaire. Descriptive statistical tools -mean and standard deviation, were used to analyze the data collected. The results showed that some of the contributions of business education to national development included the provision of technical, vocational and industrial skills necessary for agricultural, commercial and overall economic development, while specifically equipping young trainees with the technical know-how and requisite skills that ultimately enables them understand the increasing complexities of new-age technologies and the need to acquire skills necessary for the management of our nation’s abundant human and natural resources.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial operational skills, Job creation, Empowerment, Sustainable development