Relevance Of Entrepreneurial Education In Nigerian Schools

Emeka Ebuz Mgbemena, Ebere Donatus Okonta

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Nigeria like every other developing country is engulfed with numerous economic challenges. Every year thousands of graduates and non-graduates are plagued with the reality of unemployment and find it difficult to contribute their quota in developing the nations economy through sustainable practices. Their inability to confront the challenges is
not far from their lack of knowledge and skill needed to walk upon the heights of the mountains before them. It has become increasingly important to revert back more seriously on educating them right from the beginnings of their academic journey on entrepreneurship. This study seeks to focus on major ways entrepreneurial education can be
integrated into the Nigeria school, it seeks to establish a link between entrepreneurship and economic growth. Thus, it evaluates with respect to entrepreneurial education, ‘what should be taught’, ‘when should it be taught’ and ‘how should it be taught and with what materials’. It was discovered that entrepreneurial education is the key to unlock innovations
which will metamorphose to developing ideas, and then help in implementing it in an organization or bringing it to the market. The responsibility falls on both the government and private institutions to help establish strong educational structures that are themselves entrepreneurial if the future of the nation will be insured.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


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