Business Educators’ Views on the Entrepreneurial Competencies Needed by Business Education Graduates in Edo and Delta States of Nigeria
AbstractThis study investigated Business Educators’ views on the entrepreneurial competencies eeded by business education graduates in Nigeria. A 23-item instrument was used for this study. The study sample comprised all the 66 Business Education lecturers in the universities and colleges of Education in Edo and Delta states of Nigeria. Edo and Delta states are neighbouring states located in the south-south geo-political zone of Nigeria. They are also one of the petroleum oil producing areas in Nigeria. The collected data were analysed using the descriptive statistics, while the t-test measure
was used for testing the hypothesis. The findings of the study reveals that all the respondents agreed that the 23 competency items are needed by business education graduates. Furthermore, the findings show a no significant difference in the views of male and female business education lecturers on the entrepreneurial competencies
needed by them. Finally, some recommendations that are likely to enable both the pre-service and in-service acquire relevant entrepreneurial competencies have been proffered.