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Plato and the teaching of entrepreneurship studies as general studies in tertiary institutions in Nigeria: A philosophical investigation

Chinedu S Ifeakor, John-Akamelu Chitom

Abstract


Since the introduction of Entrepreneurial studies as compulsory general studies  courses in tertiary institution by the Federal government, universities have developed curricular and started the teaching of Entrepreneurial studies. This paper seeks to critically analyze the teaching of the course vis avis the aim of the introduction to see how they concour. Secondly to use Plato’s model of education to stress the importance of the practical aspect of entrepreneurial studies so as to avoid the old syndrome of breeding certificate Laden, theory filled entrepreneurial studies. For Plato, education should be tailored to suit the learner specialization; that is a carpenter should be taught carpentry work and not just paper drawings. With the philosophical tool of critical analysis, we will question the teaching of the study in Universities and try to recommend solution drawing from Plato’s Republic.



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