Assessment of basic entrepreneurial skills through prevocational subjects among JSS3 students in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria
This study assessed basic entrepreneurial skills through prevocational subjects among JSSIII students in Shendam LGA of Plateau State, Nigeria. Three research questions were raised to identify the level of skill acquisition in six prevocational subjects and the students' ability to engage in entrepreneurship activities. The research design was descriptive research design. The population comprised of JSS3 students in all public junior secondary schools in Shendam Local Government Area while the sample size was 200 JSS3 students. Findings revealed that JSS students have not sufficiently been impacted with entrepreneurship skills. Of six prevocational skills subjects, students acquired skills in only one: Basic Agriculture. Findings also showed that students acquired knowledge and ideas about becoming future entrepreneurs by owning their own businesses. From the responses, students were capable of marketing some items they produced through vocational activities. The study recommended schools to encourage students in the practice of entrepreneurship for skill acquisition.
Keyword: Assessment, Entrepreneurship skills, Prevocational subjects, Students