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Entrepreneurial awareness and skills in mechanical technology among technical education students in Tai Solarin University of Education

Lemo Olusiji Olaseni, Olakotan Olusegun Olawale

Abstract


This study assessed entrepreneurial awareness and skills in Mechanical Technology among Technical Education Students in Tai Solarin University of Education. Research questions focusing on the students’ level of entrepreneurial awareness and the facilities available for inculcating skills in Mechanical Technology guided the study. A 38-item self-developed questionnaire entitled “Assessment of Entrepreneurial Awareness Questionnaire” (AEAQ) was used to collect data from 22 respondents. The questionnaire was validated by three experts and its reliability coefficient was established at .89 using Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient method. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics. The study applauded the management of the University for providing an enabling environment for Mechanical Technology students to acquire entrepreneurial skills. The study recommended, among others, that the students embrace this opportunity that the University is giving them.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Curriculum innovation; STEM




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/majohe.v9i1.5
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