Effect of Entrepreneurial Education on Unemployment Reduction among Students in Nigeria

Jacobs Chineze J., Ezeokafor Uche R., Ekwere Gabriel E.


The study examined the effect of entrepreneurial education on unemployment reduction among students in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbaria. The problem of the study is as a result of increasing rate of unemployment in Nigeria. The study was anchored on Human Capital Theory and risk taking theory. As a cross-sectional survey research design, a structured instrument developed by the researcher to reflect such options as strongly agree, agree, undecided, disagree and strongly disagree popularly referred to as five (5) points likert scale was used to obtain information from the respondents. The population of the study was limited to final year students of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship Studies Department in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam. The total population was 195. Business administration was 128 while entrepreneurship was 67. The study used convenience sampling technique in selecting the sample size for the study based on convenience and easy accessibility to the respondents. Research hypotheses were tested using Multiple Regression Analysis (MRA) which was carried out with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Findings from the study revealed that Skill acquisition has significant effect on unemployment reduction, Entrepreneurship empowerment affects unemployment reduction, Infrastructural development has significant effect on unemployment reduction in Anambra State. The study recommended that Entrepreneurial education in tertiary institutions should be practical oriented rather than theory as this will exposed the students to various lucrative skills. Government should provide a means of getting loans by small scale business owners in order to enhance the activities of small scale business in Nigeria.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/bmr.v10n2p16


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