Entrepreneurship Education and Practices among Undergraduates in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria

Olanipekun Lateef Okikiola

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Introduction: Entrepreneurship has been regarded as a reviving, revamping and a surviving tool for a recessed economy like Nigeria; it also serves as a pivot which aid sustainable development. This study therefore examined the entrepreneurial education and practices among undergraduates in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria. It has been realized that the type of education offered in most tertiary institutions produce graduates for whom there is no market demands. Graduates are produced only for wage employment in the formal sector.

Objectives: The objective is to examine the effects of entrepreneurial education, practices and activities on self-reliance among undergraduate students. Entrepreneurship education will help influence self-reliance as well as creating wealth, employment and finally make these youths build a virile economy as entrepreneurship education shoots them from obscurity (unemployment) to limelight (business mogul).

Methods: Data was gathered using a questionnaire from one hundred and thirty eight (138) respondents. The data was analyzed using SPSS 20.0.

Findings: The outcome of the study revealed that entrepreneurial practices among students is high. This therefore implies that entrepreneurship is a key phenomenon to economic advancement.

Conclusion: The paper concludes that institutions have the responsibility of stimulating the interest of the students by creating an enabling environment for learning, making entrepreneurship education more fascinating, especially in the areas of procurement of facilities for training. Theory and practice also should be harnessed to form a whole for better entrepreneurial performance.

Introduction: Entrepreneurship has been regarded as a reviving, revamping and a surviving tool for a recessed economy like Nigeria; it also serves as a pivot which aid sustainable development. This study therefore examined the entrepreneurial education and practices among undergraduates in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria. It has been realized that the type of education offered in most tertiary institutions produce graduates for whom there is no market demands. Graduates are produced only for wage employment in the formal sector.

Objectives: The objective is to examine the effects of entrepreneurial education, practices and activities on self-reliance among undergraduate students. Entrepreneurship education will help influence self-reliance as well as creating wealth, employment and finally make these youths build a virile economy as entrepreneurship education shoots them from obscurity (unemployment) to limelight (business mogul).

Methods: Data was gathered using a questionnaire from one hundred and thirty eight (138) respondents. The data was analyzed using SPSS 20.0.

Findings: The outcome of the study revealed that entrepreneurial practices among students is high. This therefore implies that entrepreneurship is a key phenomenon to economic advancement.

Conclusion: The paper concludes that institutions have the responsibility of stimulating the interest of the students by creating an enabling environment for learning, making entrepreneurship education more fascinating, especially in the areas of procurement of facilities for training. Theory and practice also should be harnessed to form a whole for better entrepreneurial performance.

 

  

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