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ERIC Number: EJ1072707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Tertiary Institutions, Entrepreneurship Education and Youth Empowerment in Nigeria
Olasunkanmi, Abari Ayodeji; Olufunke, Oyetola Idowu; Adetayo, Okunuga Adedapo
African Higher Education Review, v7 n1 p68-78 May 2013
Entrepreneurship Education has recently become a global phenomenon in the development of world youths for self employment and self-reliance. The Nigerian nation cannot afford to be left out and left behind in this new trend in education both at the secondary and tertiary levels. However, while the Universal Basic Education (UBE) curriculum has provided for the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills at the junior secondary level by every Nigerian student, its continuity at the senior secondary school level is only for those that later attended technical schools. What more, graduates of tertiary educational institutions are completely left out of entrepreneurship skills' acquisition. In her realization of the need to close this gap, the Federal Government of Nigeria has made it mandatory for tertiary educational institutions in the country to include entrepreneurship education in the curriculum. This is the focus of this paper which reiterates the significance of entrepreneurship education and therefore draws the attention of all stakeholders, particularly the tertiary institutions, to the need to take up the challenge to come up with a framework that would make their graduates to be of less job seekers than job creators, albeit, to empower them for the journey of life after graduation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A