Entrepreneurial Education In Nigeria

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The potency of entrepreneurship to the creation of business and generation of employment can not be overemphasised. The relevance of its introduction to universities’curriculum shows its importance to the economy. The introduction of entrepreneurship education in Nigerian universities was a presidential initiative and the resolution which its formation was hinged upon was enacted in a meeting held on 28 September 2006 in the secretariat of the National Universities Commission (NUC) with education stakeholder. The central message of this resolution was that the NUC in consonance with the Federal Government of Nigeria should enhance the employability and self employment potential of Nigerian youth in the Nation’s universities (Dada, Fayomi &…show more content…
Entrepreneurial Attributes (EA) these are the attributes that are important at the early stages of the entrepreneurial process and can sustain an individual during those early stages. Entrepreneurial Values (EV) are the driving force for decision making. They have important implications not only for the decision to pursue entrepreneurship but also in the way in which the individual entrepreneur approaches a venture.. Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM) is a mental attitude which determines how an individual will interpret and respond to situations and Entrepreneurial Behaviour (EB) is referred to as new venture creation, firm birth or…show more content…
The youth of today will become the leaders of tomorrow and equipping them with the neccessary skills will make them an efficient and effective entrepreneur that can move the economy forward (Oviawe, 2010). In order words, if Nigerian youth posess adequate entrepreneurial culture in our universities, they will shun restiveness and embrace innovative ideas that will provide an environment for business start-ups. But since the introduction of this mandatory entrepreneurship education in our universities over a decade, are the youth living up to this standard? This study therefore seeks to investigate the entrepreneurial culture of Nigerian youths in Ogun state-owned universities; assessing the level of each of the dimensions of entrepreneurial culture in Ogun state owned universities and thus providing recommendation that can promote effective entrepreneurial culture in our
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